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Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Poster
The trailer is warping in soon

03 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Paramount Pictures

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We all know Star Trek director JJ Abrams is a man who likes to keep his projects under wraps, almost until they are yanked from his paws by the studio. Now, after premiering a few frames of sequel outing Star Trek Into Darkness on Conan O’Brien’s show, he’s released the teaser poster, which you can see below.

We think that's Benedict Cumberbatch in the shiny jacket with the dark hair, overlooking a devastated city through a hole echoing the Starfleet logo. Poster fans among you will instantly see echoes of The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster, but there are worse models to take.

Judging by a few familiar buildings on this skyline, that's 23rd century London that's been devastated by... something or someone. If you look closely you'll see the Gherkin and what looks like the London Eye, as well as Lloyds, the Shard and Tower 42. Given that G.I. Joe 2 already promises to devastate the capital next year, it looks like 2013 is a bad year to be a Londoner. On the bright side, British architects can feel pretty smug that Hollywood expects their buildings to last another 400 years.

The poster follows on the heels (nacelles?) of the recently released synopsis, which – skip ahead if you’re in any way worried about spoilers, though it’s pretty basic – reads thusly: “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.”

So, yes… lots of action promised, perhaps some deep emotion and likely enough Benedict Cumberbatch to keep his fans happy, whoever he turns out to be playing.

We’re also promised that the poster will count down to the first trailer arriving. Excitement levels growing… We cannae take much more o’ this waitin’!

Still, we’ll all have to be patient until May 17 to see Star Trek Into Darkness on the big screen, although those who go to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey can sample about nine minutes from December 13.


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RE: If you make the poster bigger...
Actually, I'm pretty sure he's in a building in Canary Wharf. The London Eye is south of the river, the Gherkin is north but further east. If you draw a line between the line and taking into account how high he must be to get a view like that, then it places him in the City of London and not the Shard which would need a 120 degree FOV between the Eye and the Gherkin. The non-working link is the position of the three landmarks (Inc St Pauls and the FOV from Canary Wharf. More

Posted by nousernamesleft at 21:35 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

If you make the poster bigger...
...Yes the Gerkin is there, London Eye, Thames and St.Paul's Cathedral dome...Cumberbatch is the guy in middle, English Villain? But he is standing South-side of the river which suggests that he has destroyed The Shard!!! As to whether it's Khan, I doubt it unless Benedict has put on the pounds and become a beekcake!! He's thin and lanky, not a body of someone who's been genetically altered to become the perfect human being. He plays an ex-Starfleet Officer who's pi**ed off! (Ala Skyfall)...then More

Posted by Holbydude at 10:22 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

Ugh, this looks WORRYINGLY like the dark Knight Rises posters. Hope that's the only similarity these films have, don't think I can take two plot hole laden, poorly scripted messes of franchises in less than a year. More

Posted by clarkkent at 17:26 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Asgard also trash London next year
It's a nice poster - but 'echoes' of the dark knight rises poster is a bit of an understatement! More

Posted by Jodan_King at 17:13 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

The Asgard also trash London next year
Thor 2 is also using London as a site for a ruck. The Old Royal Naval College is the location for a Elf Vs Hammer fest. More

Posted by nousernamesleft at 14:02 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

Looking forward to seeing Cumberbatch as Khan
Happy if he destroys the god awful London Eye More

Posted by acertree at 12:50 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

Man of Steel
I thought for a second it was the new Superman poster! More

Posted by casey19uk at 11:24 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

Man of Steel
I thought for a second it was the new Superman poster! More

Posted by casey19uk at 11:23 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

Kirk?
I assumed it was Cumberbatch on the poster, not Chris Pine More

Posted by iain99 at 09:26 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Gerkin?
And London eye to the left???? More

Posted by marcus_fuller at 09:13 on 03 December 2012 | Report This Post

Gerkin?
Nice to see the familiar London skyscraper appearing in the lower right of the skyline... More

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Gerkin?
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