Today TrekMovie has confirmed that Paramount is readying a third trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. This new theatrical trailer will premiere on March 6th in front of the biggest movie of the Spring, Watchmen, and it will include brand new footage not seen in past trailers. More details below. [UPDATED: Officially announced by Paramount]
Trailer Three (or four? or five?) for Star Trek
This new theatrical trailer will come just a month after the arrival the Star Trek Super Bowl commercial (or as it is officially known the ‘Big Game TV Spot’). However this is a new full theatrical trailer, with footage not seen in the Super Bowl spot. So in a sense this is actually going to be a fourth trailer if you count that Super Bowl ad. Plus there was the ‘Spock variant’ version of the theatrical trailer (with the added footage of Leonard Nimoy) so if you count that as well, this is the fifth trailer.
According to sources, this new trailer will follow the same pattern as the past Star Trek trailers and be available (officially) online at the Apple Star Trek page the following Monday (March 9th), and likely on the official StarTrekMovie.com site later in the week.
UPDATE: Officially announced
Shortly after TrekMovie went live with our scoop, Paramount officially announced the new trailer was coming with Watchmen. Their announcement confirms all the above details, but had no new information.
Watchmen – good fit for Trek’s Target
Warner Brother’s Watchmen movie is a good fit for Trek. It is the biggest movie event of the Spring and, like Quantum of Solace did for the theatrical trailer in the Fall, it should bring a big general film and action movie audience. For more on Zach Snyder’s alternative take on the super hero film, based on the graphic novels of Alan Moore, visit the official Watchmen Site. Here is the Watchmen trailer (#3).