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Eye candy: Star Trek Into Darkness first trailer

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | Posted by Fernando Caire

Paramount has released the first teaser for its sequel to Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams and the entire Enterprise crew return, but a new threat emerges in the form of the brilliant Bennedict Cumberbatch – although exactly which character he is playing is still a mystery.

It was long rumored that he was playing Khan, one of the more famous Star Trek villains. Other sources say he is Gary Mitchell, a common starfleet officer who gains the powers of a god while aboard the Enterprise from the Star Trek episode ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’. But no matter who Cumerbatch is playing, his voice sends a chill down my spine: very sophisticated yet very threatening.

Star Trek Into Darkness is due for release worldwide from 15 May 2013, and reaches US screens on 17 May. Check out the teaser below.

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There is also a Japanese version of the trailer with a bit of extra footage that echoes a powerful scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Very interesting as to why that is there.

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