Yesterday brought surprising news that the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will be shown as a preview before IMAX screenings of the new Hobbit movie. But what about the first trailer for the movie? TrekMovie has exclusive news on that below.
UPDATE 3: Wolverine report denied
This morning The Wolverine director James Mangold (via Twitter) debunked the report that a trailer for his film would be showing in front of The Hobbit. TrekMovie has reconfirmed that the 9 minute preview is still showing with the IMAX screenings of The Hobbit and we have reconfirmed that there is separate trailer being developed for release at the same time (for non-IMAX screens). We are still double checking on what film or films will be showing the Star Trek trailer.
UPDATE 2: Wolverine not Trek?
Another website (Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide) has reported that Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer wont be shown with non-IMAX screenings of The Hobbit, but instead there will be trailers for Man of Steel and the new Wolverine movie. TrekMovie is looking into this as we speak and should have another update when we get more. It is possible that plans have changed since this report. I am certain there is a trailer currently being developed and separate from the nine-minute preview. Stay tuned for an update.
Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer To Show With (non-IMAX) Hobbit Movie
TrekMovie has exclusively learned from multiple trusted sources that the first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will premiere with screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14th. To be clear this Trek trailer is a completely different thing than the 9-minute preview of the beginning of the new movie which will be shown at IMAX screenings of the Hobbit film. Also TrekMovie has confirmed that the IMAX screenings will not be showing the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. So if you want trailer see non-IMAX Hobbit and if you want preview of opening 9 minutes see IMAX Hobbit.
Details are still sketchy on the trailer itself, however TrekMovie has confirmed it is not a condensed version of the 9-minute preview showing on IMAX. Specifically sources confirm the trailer contains material from many parts of the movie. We have also learned that this is a traditional theatrical trailer and not just short teaser trailer.
While the trailer will show exclusively with non-IMAX screenings of The Hobbit on the weekend of December 14th, it should be available with additional films by the following weekend, including Paramount’s new Jack Reacher film opening December 21st. It is also expected to be available online. If JJ Abrams sticks with tradition, the trailer would be released online after the first weekend. However, this is not the case for the 9-minute preview of Star Trek Into Darkness showing on IMAX screens. Sources tell TrekMovie the opening sequence preview will not be made available online.
Abrams continues to follow in Nolan’s footsteps
Before even their first Star Trek film was released, the JJ Abrams team have pointed to Christopher Nolan’s revival of the Batman series as a model of what they hoped to do for Star Trek. This approach appears to cover many aspects of how Nolan successfully reimagined the Bat, including marketing. For Nolan’s second film (Summer 2008’s The Dark Knight) a preview of the opening sequence showed with IMAX screenings of I Am Legend which (coincidentally) opened December 14, 2007. And the first theatrical trailer premiered with non-IMAX screenings of I am Legend.
Hey JJ. If Christopher Nolan jumped off a bridge…. I keeeed.
Stay tuned to TrekMovie for more updates about the trailer and the preview for Star Trek Into Darkness.
UPDATE: Damon Tweets TrekMovie
Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof has sent out a tweet to his followers linking to our story about the trailer. Just in case you needed even more confirmation.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) November 16, 2012