An international trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” has been released, whetting appetites with juicy plot points from the film, in theaters May 17.
There’s been a crime committed in London by a top Starfleet agent. We hear “Into Darkness” villain Benedict Cumberbatch saying nobody is safe — he’s apparently out for blood after “your commanders have done something I can’t forgive.” Next thing we know, Kirk is seeking vengeance.
The squeeze-a-ship-through-a-crack scene is featured in this trailer, too, but perhaps most fun is the James T. Kirk angst. It’s positively Shatnerian.: “I have no idea what I’m supposed to do, I only know what I can do,” says Chris Pine’s Kirk.
In another scene:
“Starfleet is not about vendetta, Kirk.”
“Maybe it should be, sir.”
But Cumberbatch’s (as-yet-unnamed) villain also reveals that he has a Kirk-size ego, foreshadowing a nice showdown between the pair.
He tells the captain: “I am better.”
At what? “Everything.”
Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments below. Also, here’s more Cumberbatch in some of the actor’s other roles.
English actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays a villain in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness." Click through this gallery for a look at Cumberbatch's career. He's shown here as Sherlock Holmes in the TV series "Sherlock." (PBS)Link
Cumberbatch played young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot in the 2005 miniseries "To the Ends of the Earth." The series was nominated for several BAFTA awards. (BBC)Link
Cumberbatch, third from left, joined James McAvoy, Alice Eve and Elaine Tan in the 2006 film "Starter for 10," about students at Bristol University. (Giles Keyte/Picturehouse)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch played Paul Marshall in "Atonement," a 2007 movie based on the novel by Ian McEwan. The film won an Oscar, two Golden Globes and two BAFTA awards. (Universal Pictures)Link
In another period piece, Cumberbatch played William Carey, husband to Scarlett Johansson's Mary Boleyn. (Sony Pictures)Link
Cumberbatch, right, and Anamaria Marinca starred in the 2008 miniseries thriller "The Last Enemy." (Box TV/BBC/PBS)Link
In 2010, Cumberbatch acted in "The Whistleblower," a drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, who served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia and exposed a sex scandal. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)Link
Cumberbatch's performance as the Baker Street sleuth alongside Martin Freeman's Dr. Watson in the "Sherlock" TV series has catapulted him into the public eye and earned him several awards nods, including BAFTA and Emmy nominations. (BBC/PBS)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Victor Frankenstein opposite Jonny Lee Miller's Creature in last year's Danny Boyle "National Theatre Live" production of "Frankenstein." The two actors took turns portraying the monster and his creator. (Catherine Ashmore)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch played opposite Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." (Jack English/Focus Features)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed Peter Guillam in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." (Jack English/Focus Features)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch, left, played Maj. Jamie Stewart alongside Patrick Kennedy and Tom Hiddleston in the 2011 movie "War Horse." (David Appleby/DreamWorks)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch, left, discusses the next shot with director Steven Spielberg on the set of the 2011 film "War Horse." (David Appleby/DreamWorks)Link
Cumberbatch will lend his voice to both the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson's 2013 film "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the sequel to this year's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (New Line Cinema)Link
Benedict Cumberbatch attends the British Independent Film Awards in London in 2011. (Joel Ryan / Associated Press)Link
– Amy Hubbard