Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch vs. the World

Yeah, Inception bwaaaangs could make just about anything seem hella dramatic, but the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness — J.J. Abrams’s follow-up to his 2009 smash-hit big-screen reboot of the franchise — provides some pyrotechnics even with the sound off. A villainous Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice-over and all the plot explanation we need: He was wronged, he’s here for vengeance, let’s get it popping. And then it’s all a giant blur of guns and fire and face-kicks and shrieks and a cliff jump possibly nabbed from leftover Lost footage and dudes running through windows, and then, bwaaaaang, a spaceship crashing to Earth. By the way, the name of the villain that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing hasn’t yet been revealed. If they’re still sussing that out, I think one good option would be “Benedict Cumberbatch.”

Filed Under: Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Abrams, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Trailer of the Day

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Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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