Movie fans and sci-fi enthusiasts alike are tenting their finger, eagerly waiting for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness to hit theaters May 17, or earlier if you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets to the preview screenings. It is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the summer blockbuster season, and the more we see, the more exciting the film looks.
Despite the fact that everyone involved adamantly denies that the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch is Khan, there’s still a healthy debate on the subject. Regardless of whether or not the bad guy is Khan Noonien Singh or actually someone named John Harrison, he is creepy, sinister, and downright terrifying. If you needed anymore proof of that, just take in this new motion poster that debuted over at Empire, and try to listen to Cumberbatch’s voice over without quaking in your boots…
Most motion posters are kind of meh, but this one is a pretty damn cool piece of marketing. Abrams and company took the well-travelled apocalyptic image from the first Into Darkness poster, made the photo dance around some, and dubbed in Cumberbatch doing is best to scare the pants off of you. His tone may be calm and even, but listening to his promise to rain down vengeance upon you, you know he means business. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise are in for a rough, rough time.
When Cumberbatch asks, “Shall we begin?” you’re sure to shiver.
We posted this first look feature a few weeks ago, but the video has been making the rounds again, so we figured what the hell, let’s post it again. It’s well worth a second look just to hear Abrams promise to “up the ante.”