JJ Abrams and his cohorts at Bad Robot are big on burying little clues and viral marketing into promotional material, so it only makes sense that the fresh Star Trek Into Darkness international trailer hid a clue leading to a brand new theatrical one-sheet right out in the open.
Synopsis: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
No less a source than director and producer J.J. Abrams is talking up two new additions to his rebooted Federation in this summer's Star Trek Into Darkness. Neither one of these new additions is John Harrison, so relinquish any expectation that the notoriously secretive Abrams has spilled any villainous beans.
Instead, he's talking about the reintroduction of Klingons and Carol Marcus.
Who is John Harrison? He's the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.
But who is he? We don't really know, and an international featurette sure isn't going to tell us. But his black leather coat flaps dramatically on a new motion for the twelfth installment in the theatrical Star Trek franchise.
Chris Pine makes an excellent Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto is a tremendous Mr. Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch will surely provide a resplendent John Harrison – whoever that ends up being – so why not check out all three actors in a pair of new images from Star Trek Into Darkness?
Oh, and another castmember has gone on record saying who the villain of this summer's sequel isn't.
The game of hyping Star Trek Into Darkness while revealing very, very little of what the film is actually about continues even in the shadow of tomorrow's Christmas holiday. That means a bumper crop of almost a dozen images from the sequel, a pair of magazine covers, and word that Chris Pine's Captain Kirk will be disobeying orders this time. Hard.
J.J. Abrams has unveiled the first "clip" from next summer's sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, and it consists of three frames from the movie.
Yeah, three frames. So it's almost subliminal, but that hasn't stopped a flood of headlines on the internet declaring that the first clip from Star Trek Into Darkness is online.
With this fall's sci-fi actioner Dredd, New Zealand native Karl Urban becomes the second actor to don the helmet of Judge Joseph Dredd, a comic book character who has endured for over three decades. Since Dredd is in the middle of a big-time promotional push at San Diego Comic-Con as you read, IAR had the opportunity, along with other outlets, to speak with the Lord of the Rings actor about another enduring character he has revived on the big screen: Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in 2009's Star Trek and next summer's sequel.
Urban was happy to hold forth on the villain rumors to which he recently contributed, impending new footage, and slipping back into the character that originated with DeForest Kelley damn near fifty years ago.
Thanks to the ultra-secretive J.J. Abrams "mystery box" approach, we've now hit some sort of fact-nexus regarding the director's as-yet untitled sequel to the 2009 stealth-reboot Star Trek. Specifically, the villain has transcended identity, and even while watching the movie next summer, audiences might be unsure if Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan or not. Karl Urban seemingly revealed just who the hell this villain is, but months of rumor fatigue and possible disinformation leave us unsure whether he really did or not.
With his secretive mystery-box approach, director-producer J.J. Abrams is exceedingly good at drumming up interest in his movies, and in the absence of any official word, rumors thrive like swampass during a Boston summer. Fans, who over years have been accustomed to a certain amount of online access, can often find the pervasive rumor-mongering frustrating, and apparently they're not the only ones. Simon Pegg has emphatically denied the long-bandied-about villain in Abrams' Stark Trek sequel, and vented a bit, too.