First Poster for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is Here

Star Trek 2 posterParamount has revealed the first poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to J.J. Abrams franchise reboot, which will bring back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban and feature newcomers that include Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Noel Clarke.

Only recently was the official synopsis revealed:

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 (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man (Benedict Cumberbatch) 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.

The question now, I guess, is what exactly are we looking at in this first poster? What world has been destroyed? Personally, it reminds me of the final shot from the first season of "Enterprise", how about you?

Star Trek Into Darkness poster

Star Trek 2 hits theaters on May 17, 2013 and was written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The first trailer will play in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14, though fans that attend screenings of The Hobbit in full-sized 70mm IMAX 3D will be treated to the first 9 minutes of the film.

  • Winchester

    I like the poster. A bit reminiscient of The Dark Knight Rises but I like the way the Starfleet insignia is built in to the 'damage'.

    My guess is it's San Francisco on Earth.

    • Brad Brevet

      Ha, I didn't even look close enough to notice the Starfleet insignia.

      • MajorFilmFan

        SMART Move on their part. Like the Bat-symbol in the crumbling buildings in the Dark Knight Rises teaser poster, which this clearly takes some inspiration from. I'll admit that I WOULD have liked to see the Enterpise included in some way, because, if it weren't for the Starfleet logo, I would never guess this was a Star Trek movie.

    • MajorFilmFan

      I DO agree it's Earth, but I disagree that it's San Francisco. Some people have pointed out that some of the buildings are part of the London Skyline. I have no idea how London relates to Star Trek, but we'll see

      • Winchester

        It looks more like the skyline established for SF in the first film and that's where HQ is, so if the villain wants to strike at the core.........I would have thought SF more likely.

        But it could be someplace else.

        • MajorFilmFan

          I do agree it could be SF. I can't see the buildings people claim to see in the poster, including the London Eye, so I'm not saying they're right or wrong, and SF DOES make more sense.

          • Morrissey’s Love Child

            Whilst the 'Gherkin' building is there all the other buildings I don't recognize, but then I've only lived in London for 40 years so what the heck do I know. Who cares I can't wait.

  • maja

    Oh great, another 'dark and gritty' poster. Looks like a rip off of Dark Knight Rises

  • Yaz

    Looking forward to this... Was never a big Star Trek fan but I enjoyed the first J.J.'s first take on it.

  • Mike

    Im sure there were gritty posters before the dark knight. its not a new invention.

    • maja

      True. It isn't new, however it is now very fashionable with a lot of big budget blockbusters going for that look. It's just becoming a bit tiresome and would be nice to see something a bit different.

      • MajorFilmFan

        Personally, I think it's a quality teaser poster, because it finally gives us a BRIEF glimpse at Cumberbatch's character, as well as shows the destruction he's capable of. I'm not saying that the 'dark, gritty' poster trend is GOOD, but I'm saying it works here

  • Roger

    Very Dark Knight Rises, but still nice.

  • MajorFilmFan

    I can tell YOU'RE excited for this movie, Brad ;) I can't say I blame you! It looks incredible. I love Abrams' take on the series, and I expect I'll be seeing this at midnight in IMAX 3D. Can't WAIT to see the 9 minutes of footage before The Hobbit

  • MajorFilmFan

    My guess is that we'll see more of Cumberbatch's villain in the footage before The Hobbit, since the Enterprise crew has already been introduced in the first film, and so little is known about the villain. If I were to venture a guess, the 9 minutes of footage may have something to do with this poster, and reveal EXACTALLY what city has been destroyed. Either way, I can't wait for this movie

  • inkwarp

    i can see the 'gherkin'.. london town, innit?

    • MajorFilmFan

      That's what others have said too. Some say they can even see the London Eye in the distance. But, how does LONDON realte to Star Trek? It makes more sense to have it be San Francisco, since that's where Starfleet HQ is, but, we never know

      • Winchester

        My initial suspicion now I've seen it would be it's simply been plucked as a futuristic looking building for the skyline composite.

  • Dranderz

    Yeah it's totally London. Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe) is a dead giveaway.

  • peanutbutter licker

    looks a little Keavu Reeves and Matrix revolutions to me.

  • Ian

    I agree with much of what's said above...looks very much like The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster, but still cool. I don't care what city it is, I'd rather wait and see the film than try to figure out everything that will happen beforehand.

  • John Wood

    That's a great poster - I really like that.

  • Baca

    There are exactly no stars or ships.

  • Scott

    The London Eye is clearly visible, and I'm guessing the Gherkin building is that famous fat bullet-looking building, so London it is.

    I'm very interested to see what type of villain they have for this one. While I enjoyed JJ's Star Trek, and I like Eric Bana, I was underwhelmed by his character in that one.

  • Mike W

    I came across this on IGN, thought you might find it interesting. They theory certainly makes sense as some of the best Star Trek episodes and films borrowed heavily from classic lit (ie: Wrath of Khan = Moby Dick)

    "That dark, almost-silhouetted figure surveying the world beneath his feet, almost certainly Benedict Cumberbatch's as-yet unidentified villain, is strongly reminiscent of Caspar David Friedrich's The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. It's an image that has become synonymous with the Romantic movement that shaped the European arts in the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth-centuries. It depicts a solitary figure observing the sublime beauty of the natural world, and possibly implying a superhuman mastery of it. Unsurprising, then, that my earliest memory of it was on the cover of a cheap edition Mary Shelley's Frankenstein – that classic tale about the man who's reach exceeded his grasp and was made to suffer the consequences. It's obviously been alluded to on purpose by the Star Trek poster, and perhaps tells us something about the maniacal tendencies of the film's villain."

  • P.G. Kilyan

    Waste, Waste, and more waste. Here we have another copy of a classic. Not only does Abrams have no intelligence to create something new, he destroys all of the Star Trek continuity that has been out there, by using the problem solver of “space-time continuum”. He now has the nerve to outright steal the Character Khan. While the rest of worlds “Walking Dead” followers of this Hollywood formula “Recycle Same old, Same old”, think it is great, I do not. Let’s just feed the next generation recycled classics they have not seen. Maybe it’s time for something new, how about in the new Superman movie, have him take on General Zod, (oops been there, done that).