What we’ve seen of Star Trek Into Darkness so far suggests a more Earth-based tale than we’re used to, and that’s certainly true of this Superbowl spot, although it’s tough to tell whether that’s because we’re just being shown our world coming under destruction or if there really will be less trekking to stars in this adventure.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’
The film hits cinemas May 17th, 2013, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin all returning, and Benedict Cumberbatch as the villainous John Harrison (who many think is actually Khan).