Still months away from its debut, and we’re learning more and more about Star Trek Into Darkness. Last week, Paramount released the official synopsis for the film, and now we have the first official teaser poster as well. Although we’ve been told that Into Darkness won’t be a rehash of The Dark Knight, the influence of the dark Batman franchise seems strong in the new poster. Hit the jump for more.
Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Poster
The poster, which shows off the darker side of Trek that we may be seeing more of in the new movie, features the Star Trek delta logo outlined in the wreckage of a building, with a crumbling London skyline in the background. In the midst of it all, a dark figure in a black trench coat stands atop a pile of wreckage. It looks like Earth is in for quite a ride in the new movie. But, who is that featured in the center of the poster? A villain? Khan? Mitchell? Or, do I spot some pointed ears?
Synopsis also revealed for Into Darkness [Minor Spoilers]
For those of you who haven’t seen the recently released synopsis (or those of you who need a refresher), here it is again (Minor Spoilers):
“In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.
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.
Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.”
Another tip to Batman?
In keeping with his "If Christopher Nolan did it, it must be a good idea" theme, this teaser poster is evocative of the first teaser poster for Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, which also featured the Batman logo created from an outline of buildings (see below).
UPDATE: Animated Poster on StarTrekMovie.com
A slightly animated version of the poster (with some falling rubble) is now live on StarTrekMovie.com.