Wow, Scotty and Chekov are really getting hosed here.
Despite climbing their way through the ranks of Starfleet to serve in hugely important positions on the Federation flagship, neither is included in this crop of seven new character posters for Star Trek Into Darkness.
And to compound their humiliation, John Harrison and Carol Marcus, played by franchise newcomers Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve, have their own posters here.
With a month until Star Trek Into Darkness goes into darkness on May 17th, Paramount Pictures has beamed down one last theatrical trailer.
This last trailer away-team includes no redshirts, but the action-packed trailer is accompanied by two new character posters, one apiece for Chris Pine's Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Benedict Cumberbatch's "John Harrison."
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.