After seeing the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness umpteen times, you'd think I would be sick and tired of it, but once again seeing the trailer in 3D at the cinema last week just encouraged me to think even more about what may be happening in this year's hottest to-be blockbuster… and only 3 months to go!
Entertainment Weekly supposedly broke the story that Cumberbatch was playing "Khan", arguably the most well known villain from Star Trek: The Original Series and the film Star Trek ll: Wrath of Khan, and was voted as one of the top ten greatest film villains of all time by the Online Film Critics Society. However, the people at Entertainment Weekly may have just been fed up with typing out Benedict Cumberbatch everytime they mention his name and could have just gone with the easiest name to write. I'm sure they would have written ‘Sherlock Holmes’ if it had been any easier to write...
Next up in ‘Who's Benedict Cumberbatch's character’ is John Harrison. This rumour has been circulating for quite a while now and seems to have just settled. There has been no confirmation of this, but there's been no denial either. Who knows? Maybe this could be the birth of a new character baddie?
Who knows, maybe he’s Sherlock Holmes of the future... Okay, probably not, but a girl can dream!
Moving swiftly on, we see in this extended trailer a character wearing a blue Starfleet uniform and placing his "live long and prosper" shaped hand against another, separated buy a glass wall… anyone getting déjà vu here? This looks strikingly similar to the end of Star Trek ll: Wrath of Khan involving Kirk and Spock right before he died. Surely J.J. Abrams can't be re-using what's already been done? I hope not, because otherwise he will have a Star Trek revolt on his hands...
The overall look of the trailer is quite dark, much darker than the first film. I honestly can't wait for this to come out and I will be waiting in line to be one of the first to see it. Until that point, the cinematography of the trailer itself is enough to keep me content until the film comes out, but I still want more!
The trailer is shown in two halves; one of which is about Kirk and his nature as a new captain and the other about the destruction that befalls him. It is a truly fantastic trailer and I can't wait for the film.
While watching the trailer and the opening part where you are guided through the ship and the monologue about Kirk, you can't help but think that the music is perfect for this trailer. This song is now planted on my iPod and with me forever and if you are interested in finding it, the song is called "The Awakening" by Brian Tyler.