star trek into darkness

We’re starting to get bits of info on Star Trek Into Darkness, like the fact that nine minutes of footage will play in front of The Hobbit in IMAX 3D theaters on Dec. 14.

Today Paramount released a poster for the J.J. Abrams’ film, in theaters May 17, 2013.

star trek into darkness

The image has a gritty Earthly feel to it. Instead of the crew of the Enterprise, we see the back of Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan (maybe; we still don’t have a name for him) in a Neo-type duster, looking out on a rubble of destruction, perhaps of his own making.

The poster has a Dark Knight Rises feel to it, doesn’t it? Of course, the difference is that Batman is a hero and Cumberbatch’s villain has beenĀ called a “one-man weapon of mass destruction” and “an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization.”

We’re sure that Kirk will bring the crew back home to fix things, though, even if it means, as the official synopsis says, that “love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices will be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”