We’ve been promised the first Star Trek Into Darkness trailer will premiere alongside The Hobbit, but before then the teaser poster has arrived (Click on it for a larger version). The synopsis that showed up last week promised the villain would be a ‘one man weapon of mass destruction’, and this poster certainly backs that up, showing Benedict Cumberbatch standing in some fiery wreckage, presumably after causing some sort of massive explosion.
However we don’t know what the explosion might be, as this is JJ Abrams, and so there’s still major secrecy going on. It’s not a particularly Star Trek-y image either, suggesting they may be trying to lure in new fans with this one.
Here’s the synopsis again, in case you missed it last week: ‘In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
‘With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.’