So it’s finally here—the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer that will answer all your questions, finally reveal who the film’s Big Bad really is, and… er, wait, nevermind. Yes, it’s a full trailer, but no, we still have no idea what the hell is happening in this movie, aside from the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch is still denying he’s playing Khan and that his character’s name is “John,” and that like the teaser, the trailer shows London getting blown up, Alice Eve shooting for Scream Queen status, and the Enterprise taking a dip in an ocean. Check it out below.
Oh, just to drive fans nuts, there are the continued Wrath of Khan references—Kirk is an arrogant hero who always bends the rules to cheat death, Eve plays Carol Marcus (Kirk’s ex-love interest in Khan), and the trailer ends with a clip of Spock’s hand pressed against a glass wall and giving the Vulcan salute (spoiler alert: that’s how he died in Wrath of Khan). Aside from that, there’s not much more to glean from the trailer besides the fact that director J.J. Abrams is really sticking to his guns with the whole camera flare thing:
There you have it. So, will Star Trek Into Darkness be the quasi-Wrath of Khan remake that’s being hinted, or is that all a marketing ploy to get us into theaters? We’ll find out when the film hits theaters on May 17, 2013.
What do you think of the trailer?