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Photos & Video From London Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere [UPDATED] May 2, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

LondonThe Star Trek Into Darkness world tour came to London on Thursday for a big premiere in Leicester Square. On hand was most of the cast of the movie, including Benedict Cumberbatch in his first premiere appearance. See below for photos from the white carpet. 


London rolls out the white carpet for Star Trek Into Darkness

The Star Trek celebs arrived in style at the London premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. Here are some of the group shots with Chris Pine, Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zoe Saldana.

And of those stars and more stood for individual photos as well.

Director JJ Abrams and his wife Katie

Benedict Cumberbatch

Chris Pine

Alice Eve

Karl Urban

Simon Pegg

Zoe Saldana

…and a few more pix from the white carpet

Some also posed with their international character posters:

And of course as they always do, the celebrities signed and posed for pictures with the fans.

And finally here a couple of shots of the group at an earlier photo call with the Tower Bridge in the background:

UPDATE: Videos

Paramount has released this video from the event

Here is some video from the UK’s Telegraph:

More London Coming

TrekMovie has white exclusive carpet interviews with the writers of Star Trek Into Darkness coming up. Plus video of many of the celebs talking on a stage set up for them to be interviewed (like they did in Berlin, but it wasn’t done on a live stream). Look for all of that and more.



1. Div - May 2, 2013

I haven’t gone to sleep waiting for these updates. Gr8 work guys :D

2. Phil - May 2, 2013

@2 Yes.

3. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - May 2, 2013

So can’t wait. 13 days and counting.

4. Punkspocker - May 2, 2013

I read somewhere that Cumberbatch refused to sign for autograph resellers and only signed for fans. What a guy! Gorgeous cast. Someone had better post the Graham Norton show tomorrow…I’m looking at you UK. Side note, my Kreo toys arrived. Very cool, but no villain. Just a few specialists. The dude deserves his own Kreon!!!

5. Karen Brown - May 2, 2013

They’re all looking amazing. I LOVE Zoe’s hair.

6. JackballTV - May 2, 2013

really nice photos, look forward to more! =)

7. AyanEva - May 2, 2013

I don’t understand Quinto’s hair. On topic, I’ve been completely distracted from work all day because I’ve been trying to follow the premiere coverage on my phone! Looking forward to more Trek Movie coverage! Very glad for your Twitter coverage.

8. Hawkeye - May 2, 2013

Great pics of the cast; but is it just me or does Simon look a little older than since we last saw him?

9. gingerly - May 2, 2013

OMG, Zoe’s style.


I love that every outfit she wears makes your eyes dance around for details.

10. Rico - May 2, 2013

Looks like a great time! At least London is still in one piece for the premiere, unlike in the movie. :)

11. Nony - May 2, 2013

I thought The Choverlord was supposed to be there? Eh, they all look great, though. Except for Zachary’s hair, which I don’t think I will ever understand.

12. Jeyl - May 2, 2013

Love that group shot in front of the bridge with the Airplane flying in the distance. Very nice.

13. A system I...think they once called video.... - May 2, 2013

Video Clip:

14. Curious Cadet - May 2, 2013

Why are they using the sciences symbol delta shield? The classic one is the command symbol. Odd choice

15. Keachick - May 2, 2013

Such cool looking people – I wonder who they could be…:)

No John Cho or Anton Yelchin…oh dear.

Chris and Zachl seem to be doing stuff with their hair – cutting it short at the sides and putting colour through it et al…good grief…dear, oh dear

16. sterj - May 2, 2013

#14. Perhaps for the third film they will showcase the engineering symbol delta shield!

17. Curious - May 2, 2013

13: lens flares are fitting when JJ speaks at end.

18. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - May 2, 2013

@14. Curious Cadet

As a Spock fan for 47 years my reaction to the delta shield was: ‘Delta Shield – wow! Sciences Delta Shield – eeeee!’

19. Sexy Trek - May 2, 2013

How cute is Zoe when she speaks in the Telegraph vid. Chris and JJ seem very nice as well.

20. BatlethInTheGroin - May 2, 2013

Is it just me, or has Anton Yelchin been completely absent from this film’s marketing? What the heck??

21. MatthewBriggs - May 2, 2013

I was there today and had an absolute blast. Got autographs from pine,Saldana and urban. Very good atmosphere apart from the warm up rap artist. Also Princess Leia turned up to interview for yahoo. Maybe that’s why I do all my searches via google

22. Keachick - May 2, 2013

#21 – You lucky person. I am glad you had a great time. How were Pine, Saldana and Urban?

23. Thorny - May 2, 2013

20. The studio probably has him busy searching the country for his long lost “Odd Thomas”…

24. Newdivide1701 - May 2, 2013

JJ is one lucky guy.

25. Mad Mann - May 2, 2013

Alice Eve! Wow, are you kidding me?

26. LizardGirl - May 2, 2013

Yeah, not a peep from Anton or John really. But a definite absence of the youngest cast member. Which is intriguing…

27. ouch - May 2, 2013

“Stuck midway between a muddled Truther metaphor and a nearly beat-for-beat remake of the identically-plotted Star Trek: Nemesis”

4/10 review:

28. porthoses bitch - May 2, 2013

In case anyone is wondering Cumby is busy filming season 3 of Sherlock. Could be a very interesting week if we get STID on video for Black Friday, and Sherlock premierex on 11/24. A somewhere in there is second Hobbitt film.

I have a feeling that Mr. Cumberbatch is about to become a “STAR”. From everything I hear it couldant happen to a nicer guy.

29. somethoughts - May 2, 2013

Ahhh its not fair, seems the world has seen stid before us lol

Dam gorgeous shots, drools at eve

30. porthoses bitch - May 2, 2013

Just checked The Hobbit 2 The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled 12/13/13.

31. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - May 2, 2013

@26. LizardGirl & @ 20. BatlethInTheGroin

Anthony told us on the Questions thread that Anton was shooting another movie.

32. ACJG1985 - May 2, 2013

@27… Typically British review right down to the stiff upper lip (I should know I am a Brit) clearly not a trek fan either as all the spoilers I’ve seen couldn’t be further from a beat for beat rehash of Nemisis (for one, spoiler alert, Cummberbatch is NOT Kirk’s clone) I wouldn’t judge this movie on British reviews for one reason; we’ve never really embraced Star Trek I mean there are a lot of Trek fans out there but the vast majority aren’t and that tends to taint the review in a “oh god not another Star Trek movie” sort of way. Add to that they’re probably pissed they can’t give out spoilers so what better way to get back at the director for forcing them into silence than to compare the movie to the worst Trek movie in the franchise?? Second as another just for instance… I don’t see the damage to the big E indicating that she rammed the Vengeance…

33. somethoughts - May 2, 2013


I never heard of them, I prefer rotten tomatoes or other more credible sites. I read his review and it seems like he is not that sharp or knows movies or what is good. Ill be keeping open mind for the 15th.

34. Gilberto - May 2, 2013

Thanks, Pascale. You’re REALLY keeping us posted! Great job.

35. Theatre Historian - May 2, 2013

4) Pine, Quinto, and Pegg are the same with the dealers here in Hollywood, Pine has gotten really good at spoting the dealers. And unfortunately here in Hollywood are some of the most obnoxious and agressive autograph dealers you’ll ever have the misfortune of meeting.

Slime balls who don’t give a second thought about pushing aside a little girl to get an autograph, get into full on teritorial beat downs with other dealers encroaching on their “Spot” And if Pine see’s one in Particular in the line named RedBull Mike, he won’t continue down towards him.
“Redbull Mike” actually chased Pine’s car down on foot trying to get autographs back in 09.

The autograph dealers really ruin it for the real fans who I see standing in front of the theatre when we are hosting premieres at work.

36. Danger Will Robinson.... - May 2, 2013

Nemesis? Gene Coon where are you?

37. Dr. Cheis - May 2, 2013

I too was curious about the selection of the Science version of the delta shield. Maybe next movie will have Engineering?

38. Newman - May 2, 2013

Bob you handsome devil

39. Newman - May 2, 2013

Alice Eve has been working out but she put her belt on backwards

40. Mawazitus - May 2, 2013


Variety’s just-posted review can act as the matter to Coming Soon’s anti-matter:!1/startrek_benedict/

41. Sunfell - May 2, 2013

The gang looked awesome. Zach, Chris, and Alice were sweet to the fans, from the photos I’ve seen.

I’m waiting for Zach to shave a delta shield into his temples. He’s done nearly everything else with his hair so far this trip!

I think he’s trying to look as un-Spocklike as possible. I wonder what style suggestions he’d give his alter-ego, besides ‘lose the bangs’… (Spock should have some radical tattoos…)

42. Mark - May 2, 2013

OMG Alice Eve. She nailed it again! Whenever she’s on the red carpet she steals the spotlight. So insanely beautiful. Wow..

43. bringbacktrekagain - May 2, 2013

Not to sound selfish, but I feel like Star Trek is an American movie, and should have been viewed here first.
I’m pouting really!!!

44. Ash - May 2, 2013

Alice Eve is FLAWLESS. My goodness! She has killer style and figure :)

Her facial features are amazing. I officially have a lady crush! <3

45. Becca - May 2, 2013

Alice just rules every premiere she goes to! Goddess :)

46. Phil - May 2, 2013

@43. For Trek to survive, it needs to fly the nest and explore the world. Go, grow, and always remember where home is, Trek!!

47. Jason in Perth - May 3, 2013

This might have already been posted elsewhere on TrekMovie but samples and listing of the full Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack is now online at:

48. LizardGirl - May 3, 2013

Okay, that makes sense. I’ve been censoring some of the articles here so I missed that info. Thanks!

49. michael Li - May 3, 2013

It hurts seeing this movie open in other countries before the US. I really dislike the movies that pushed this one back. We’ve waited 4 years for this, it’s been enough….

50. KirksLove - May 3, 2013

Perhaps someone should mention that Cumberbatch was THE highlight on the white carpet. People went nuts.

51. Plugging frequencies open..... - May 3, 2013

Another clip:

52. Trekkiegal63 - May 3, 2013

They all look very striking. Can’t wait for the write-up!

53. Aaron (Naysayers are gonna nay) - May 3, 2013

@27 I hope comingsoon is not right but I have gone to them for years as a source of reliable film news…. Sad. But hey it’s good not to set the bar to high because then if you do you may very well be terribly disappointed…

54. London - May 3, 2013

Just got back from the London premier last night. This movie KILLS IT! So awesome, you have nothing to fear, even better than the first reboot. It is relentless, but defo feels more Star Trek. Great acting, plot and so so happy it lived up to my expectations. ENJOY :)

55. Tony Todd's Tears - May 3, 2013

I think that it is a legitimate question

Why are Americans seeing this movie last?

Is it a hype thing? Or is it like lower budget movies, where you recoup the cost of the production by releasing it over seas first, and then make your profit in the US?

56. Whole kitandkaboodle - May 3, 2013

nice pic of all:

57. Star Trek: Nemesis blows, is the point - May 3, 2013

@43. Blame Paramount for not putting out enough major movies over the summer this year.

They need Trek to be a big hit globally, because they’ve only got one other big movie this summer (World War Z). You try to accomplish that by having a big to-do in a variety of international cities. And Paramount figures they’re better off releasing the movie in mid-May domestically, while they releasing the movie overseas a few weeks sooner, because they’ll make more money than the reverse.

It’s probably an accurate assessment on their part.

@21. One could argue that the plot of Nemesis is something of a rehash of the plot of Wrath of Khan. I’d be willing to bet their assessment in that quote will prove hardly accurate.

58. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - May 3, 2013

@55. Tony Todd’s Tears

“Why are Americans seeing this movie last?”

Americans are NOT seeing the movie last. Americans are seeing the movie after a number of other countries. I believe the dubious honour of seeing the movie last will go to the Japanese, who are due to see it on 23 August 2013…

59. Luuk1983 - May 3, 2013

@58. Indeed, here in the Netherlands we have to wait untill June 6th!

60. Marja, music lover and costume critic - May 3, 2013

47, Jason – Thanks, I enjoyed the music samples! Apparently Mr Giacchino is doing some variations on his score for ST2009, and they sound lovely. I think I’m going to buy both soundtracks [although Nero’s themes from 2009 drove me up a wall, the other music was great]!

I love that Mssrs Pine, Quinto and Cumberbatch all wore three-piece suits. Oh, for a resurgence of that style! Hooray, guys! Of course the other gents looked wonderful, as did the ladies :)

Zach’s hairstyle mystifies me too. He is very handsome and USUALLY styles his hair very nicely – I cannot imagine what possesses him to cut it in “whitewalls” [my theory is, he likes to get it cut *once* before he goes on the promo tour and not again till he’s home – he did the same thing in 2009]. He looked really goofy and rather rebellious in the informal photos and interviews in Sydney, though he was personable in the interviews. I am *very* impressed with him as a gentleman. I met him briefly after seeing him off-Broadway and he was very kind.

I’m puzzled as to why the photographer placed the ladies in the Tower Bridge picture as he did. It’s a bit … puzzling that Ms Eve is in the center. It seems like kind of a slight to Ms Saldana. Why couldn’t the photographer have asked the ladies to stand on either side of Mr Abrams? Interesting – the hemline of Zoe’s skirt looks like the hemline on T’Pring’s dress in “Amok Time.”

Wowz, at first I thought the lady with Mr Abrams was Cindy Crawford! He must be very proud :)

I do wish we could have had the ST premiere in Dec 2012. Too bad the filming was delayed so long. I don’t think it’s wise that they scheduled its opening two weeks after Iron Man: I think they should have opened it worldwide in mid-April, cos the movies have dead as a doornail for the last several months! Then blam-blam-blam, here come all the big-big movies in May. Jiminy.

61. Marja, music lover and costume critic - May 3, 2013

have *been* dead as a doornail

Also maybe Pine can wear his beard in ST3 like Frakes did in TNG. It looks really great on him :)

62. James - May 3, 2013

So when is this site going to khanfirm the villain in this movie!

63. Borealis - May 3, 2013

Oh, hellooo, Karl.

64. TrinaInUS - May 3, 2013

@55 Australia also gets the movie after we in the U.S. do. Assuming there’s a third movie, I hope it gets a simultaneous worldwide release.

Twitter was full of Star Trek, with this premiere. I enjoyed it!

Can’t wait to actually see the film itself.

65. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - May 3, 2013

@64. TrinaInUS

Uh – no. We in Australia get it on 9 May 2013. It was originally meant to be 16 May (I think), but it’s been confirmed at 9th now for a while – unless it doesn’t get its classification in time. As far as I can see, it’s still not been classified here.

66. Old trekkie - May 3, 2013

Agree with everyone on Zac’s hairstyle. Probably is to not look Spock-like and avoid having haircuts during promo tour. But these ‘styles’ do his good looks no favours. Magazine photos of him modelling clothes (August Man, Manhattan style etc.) make him look both cool and darkly handsome.
The girls are beautiful, dazzling. Note the fans in front row seem to be Japanese (tourists??).

67. Khan - May 3, 2013

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68. Mark Lynch - May 3, 2013

Goddamn! Alice Eve is one hot babe!

69. weeharry - May 3, 2013

Don’t know if these are elsewhere, or are viewable outside the UK, but these are from the BBC news website coverage of the premiere – nothing spoilery

70. weeharry - May 3, 2013

…even boborci gets his own photo

71. Sagart - May 3, 2013

I was there last night and it was fantastic!! I had my photo taken with JJ, Chris and Alice and got autographs from Zach, Karl, Benedict, Simon as well as our old friend Bob Orci (thanks Bob for being so fan friendly!!), Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.They were all really nice, very eager to meet the fans (as was Zoe but I just missed her). And now I’ve won 2 ticket to the Irish prem on Tuesday night in Dublin!! LIFE IS GOOD!! :)

72. Mark - May 4, 2013

For all US fans –

73. Mark - May 4, 2013

Sorry meant to say ‘Graham Norton’ Star Trek Into Darkness episode which was on UK tv last night. Enjoy :-) is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.