Well, you’ve been waiting three years for it and here it finally is–The first glimpse of footage from Star Trek into Darkness, a one-minute long teaser trailer that does nothing but let you know shit is not good across the galaxy. Things are blowing up, people are jumping off cliffs, ships are terrorizing London and that cool guy from Sherlock is giving some gritty, Christian Bale-esque gravely voice over. To make up for the 60 seconds of destruction and mayhem, we’re also given glimpses of Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve, who by the look her miniskirt is getting from Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk could possibly be playing Carol Markus, mother-to-be of Kirk’s future son.
The best part of the teaser is definitely the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as…Well, it’s still not clear what villain he’s playing. J.J. Abrams and Co. are playing it pretty close to the vest on this one, even though the film’s release is six months away. There are suggestions and confirmed then unconfirmed reports he’s playing Khan (with or without Wrath, still not clear), while others say he’s playing a character called Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell, another original series holdover. Maybe the full trailer released before The Hobbit on the 14th will shed more light as to who the Enterprise is flying into darkness to defeat.