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We’ve had to settle for that blurry image above from the 6 seconds of Star Trek Into Darkness that J.J. Abrams trotted out a few months ago. Now we’ve got another small piece of the puzzle. The official website of the upcoming J.J. Abrams‘ movie Star Trek Into Darkness went live yesterday with the image of the first movie poster after the jump.
It looks like it features the movie’s as yet unnamed villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
The movie plot is described on IMDB as:
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.
This has got to be a new series look at the second pilot episode of the original series, Where No Man Has Gone Before with Cumberbatch playing the part of Gary Mitchell. I’m now officially excited about this movie. I have to admit that when the title was announced, I was a little thrown back and wondering what the hell was Abrams doing, but Where No Man Has Gone Before is a great episode just itching to be turned into a big screen movie.
The movie stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, ZoeSaldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Peter Weller and Alice Eve. It’s set to beam onto theater screens on May 17th, 2013.
The first trailer is set to premiere at The Hobbit” An Unexpected Journey and we’ll have it to you as soon as it hits the Internet.