Does it feel as if there’s been an explosion of Star Trek Into Darkness promotional material? It was quiet for so long with only a teaser or maybe an international trailer, and now, BOOM! There’s clips, viral videos, featurettes; you name it there’s one promoting Into Darkness. Today’s latest is another of the “Disruption” viral videos from John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) in where he examines communications officer, Lt. Uhura (Zoe Saldana). And more importantly, the video provides our very first look at the new design of the Klingons,
Did you catch it? If not, hit the jump for a screencap providing a better, clearer look at the unmasked Klingon,
This new clip from J.J. Abrams’ hotly anticipated Star Trek sequel: Star Trek: Into Darkness (via Apple) shows Chris Pine’s Captain James T. Kirk facing off with Benedict Cumberbatch’s superlatively creepy John Harrison while the latter is being held in what I can only assume is the Enterprise‘s brig (the exchange feels more than a little like the convo between Loki and Black Widow while the former was imprisoned in The Avengers…but that could just be me).
Pine is appropriately righteous and indignant, while Cumberbatch is just plain eerie…If this is what we can expect from Into Darkness, it might well surpass its predecessor:
And there’s more!
Charitybuzzis auctioning off a four-pack of VIP tickets to attend the Star Trek: Into Darkness premiere in Los Angeles, the proceeds going towards The Mission Continues: A charity that works with post-9/11 veterans. Paramount and Bad Robot are putting up $25 Grand to match the winning bid.
The winners will walk the red carpet, meet director J.J. Abrams and the cast, and attend the premiere after-party.
Sounds like it could be fun
And EVEN more!
IMAX is beginning a new promotion called IMAX FANFIX: They’re offering this original poster by artist Mark Englert to fans who show up to their 8pm show on Wednesday, May 15th at participating locations.
Before the credits finished rolling at the midnight screening of 2009′s Star Trek there was already chatter about who’d be the villain in the sequel, and invariably, Khan’s name would come up. Since then, Star Trek Into Darkness has been plagued by the ‘Is he? Or isn’t he?’ question. When Benicio del Toro was rumored to be the villain the internet cried, “Yes, it’s Khan!” But once del Toro was out and the most English of Englishmen was in, it couldn’t possibly be Khan, could it?
With the very first international screenings of Into Darkness wrapping and those early reviews coming in, the true identity of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s villain is about to get out. Is he simply John Harrison, terrorist and scourge of the Federation, or something more?
What you’ll find below the cut isn’t exactly confirmation. We can’t make that claim until we’ve seen the movie ourselves, something we can’t do until May 15th when the film releases early in IMAX 3D, but an early review from Furious Fanboys reveals all. I don’t believe they’d lie, unless they’re in a competition to be crowned the trolliest of internet trolls, – which isn’t entirely out of the question, have you met the internet? – so I’m thinking their claim is legit.
Okay, tired of me filling time and space and just want to know? Hit the jump.
Whoa, whoa guys. I know I was really excited to watch the first clip from Star Trek Into Darkness. I was still pretty excited for the second clip. But this new clip a day thing just might be overkill. Come on, save something for the theatre!
Oh, it’s more of a viral video thing than a clip? And features the sultry voice of Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, that’s all right then. Roll clip,
This is the second of three viral videos planned to be released in the lead up to Into Darkness‘ release. The first was a “character assassination” of Kirk (Chris Pine), and as you can see, Spock (Zachary Quinto) gets the same treatment from John Harrison in this one. Both videos hint at what sort of arcs we’ll see Kirk and Spock working through in Into Darkness – Kirk coming to grips with failure, Spock coming to grips with himself – and again, only further proof Cumberbatch should be narrating my life.
Hit the jump for a new Japanese trailer – same footage, re-edited, focuses on the manhunt, and features cool Japanese voice over – plus a beautiful, high resolution shot of Harrison’s starship, the massive USS Vengeance.
So the final theatrical trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is now up over at Apple, in which J.J. Abrams et al pull out all the stops. Sure it comes off a little extra melodramatic, but that is just what Star Trek should be. Yes, it has a lot of the images we’ve seen, but it also comes with a healthy dose of new footage, including the biggest ‘oh shit’ moment the franchise has ever seen (it’s at the 1:13 mark, and it is very ‘oh shit‘.) Check it out: (more…)
As we all wait with baited breath for more on J.J. Abrams second Trek outing (word is a new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is due out tomorrow,) here’s a couple of tidbits that floated out onto the ‘net. Up first, from last nights MTV Movie awards comes a new slice of footage. Part of me feels like I should call it a spoiler, but it’s really just an extended cut of what we can assume is a rather important scene, one that we’ve seen already even. Many, many times.
Hit the jump to watch the clip and check out the other thing I mentioned in the headline… (more…)
After Sherlock’s first two very successful seasons, you can understand that there’s a lot of anticipation about the now-shooting third season of the BBC series. Anticipation is so huge that the London locales where the new episodes are being shot are being inundated with fans. Fans armed with cellphone cameras and a willingness to post those pictures online and thus creating a spoiler-frenzy.
Well, Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has had enough of that. She posted a special request to Sherlockology, a Sherlock fan site, asking that if fans could maybe chill out a little and maybe enjoy the anticipation a bit more.
Hi, Sue Vertue here.
As many of you are aware, we’ll soon be embarking on our first London leg of filming for series 3. I’m also aware that there is quite a lot of speculation about where we’re shooting when. I can’t stress how much we the Producers and Benedict [Cumberbatch], Martin [Freeman] and the rest of the cast appreciate your love and dedication to our show – we’ll endeavour to live up to your expectations for Series 3.
What I am nervous about is that our London shooting schedule is punishing and will really give us very little time to interact with you. The actors really hope you understand that.
Also, and I know this is probably asking a lot, the majority of fans and indeed ourselves would REALLY appreciate it if you didn’t post pictures or spoilers or ideally our daily locations.
Thanks for your understanding. Sue x
She maybe whistling Dixie on that account. This is always the issue when a fan-obsession shoots out on the real-life streets, but hey, I guess it can’t hurt to ask. And who are we at Nerd Bastards to tell people that they can’t spoil stuff? It’s kind of our bread and butter after all.
We don’t know for sure who Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Star Trek Into Darkness villain really is – it’s Khan, it’ll most definitely be Khan – but what we do know is he’ll be raining destruction down on several cities worldwide. In this latest Into Darkness poster John Harrison strolls out of a futuristic London that’s seen better days,
Guillermo del Toro is gearing up for another flick now that Pacific Rim is on its way to theaters, and he’s now diving right into CrimsonPeak, which has been described as a “haunted house thriller”.
Del Toro has added Benedict Cumberbatch to his collection of stars for the upcoming film, putting him in the #1 spot as the leading lady dude. We all know who he is by now, I’m sure. He’ll be joining Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam on-screen.
It’s quite the mysterious film, though; there are aren’t many known details about it, other than that the screenplay written by del Toro and Matthew Robins is being re-written with Lucinda Coxon. Legendary Pictures is producing Crimson Peak, with Universal Pictures hanging out on the sidelines ready to jump in whenever. Filming is planned to start in February 2014.
From the get go we’ve all been speculating Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, so when his character was introduced as John Harrison of course we figured it was a ruse. And this latest rumor dug up by Shockya.com may just confirm that. It’s all speculation and spoilers below, so don’t continue if you don’t want to hear any more. And if you do continue below, take what you read with a grain of salt.
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