More Details On 2nd Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer + Exclusive First News On 3rd Trailer

One of the things shown yesterday at the Bad Robot visit was the second Star Trek Into Darkness trailer (which will premiere with non-IMAX screening of The Hobbit this weekend). TrekMovie can now report more details on this second trailer, and we also have the first news on the next trailer to come as well. Find out more below, but beware of spoilers. We also have new info on how it may be that not all screenings of The Hobbit will have the Trek trailer this weekend.


Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Details

I had a chance to see the second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Firstly some context. The teaser released last week was called an ‘announcement trailer’ and Paramount is calling this new one the ‘teaser trailer’ but that really only counts for how they are being treated online. In reality the trailer released last week was the international teaser trailer. It is being shown in theaters outside the US and Canada, and being that Star Trek struggles a bit in many international markets, the emphasis was to position the film as a big summer action movie. Which makes sense for those markets.

The trailer being shown domestically this weekend with (non-IMAX) showings of The Hobbit is the real domestic teaser trailer (although not all theaters, more details on that below). It is meant for an audience more familiar with Star Trek and that is evident when watching it. Fans are sure to like it better, and find more stuff to obsess over. It contains much of the footage from the trailer released last week, but about half is new (it runs 1:50, last week’s was only 1:03, or 1:17 for Japanese version).

Over the weekend TrekMovie posted some online reports about this teaser but those were second hand from other sources. Now that I have seen it, here is what I can confirm with my own eyes (and ears).

Like with the first trailer the dialog is mostly in the form of voiceover. First up is Admiral Pike telling Kirk there is "greatness" in him, but then saying something along the lines of "you think you can’t make a mistake, but there will come a time when you you realize you are wrong about that and you are going to get yourself and your crew killed." The trailer also features to voice of Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison (also likely talking to Kirk), using the dialog "You think you’re safe…you are not" and "is there anything you would not do for your family" (both heard in the first trailer).

Here are more highlights of shots not seen in trailer released last week.

  • Starts with more shots of San Francisco skyline
  • Shows shots of corridors and bridge of an empty USS Enterprise
  • More detailed shots of Kirk & McCoy running through red alien jungle and the Volcano (now both known to be on planet named Nibiru, featured in 9-minute IMAX preview)
  • Chekov seen running through USS Enterprise wearing red shirt (unclear if he is assigned to Security of Engineering
  • John Harrison shown in the brig with Kirk and Spock watching (from photo released yesterday)
  • Short clip of Federation flag being folded over (possibly) coffin
  • Someone in space suit shooting through space at very high speeds
  • Spock jumps off the top of a skyscraper (seems to be in San Francisco)
  • Unknown small ship dodging debris (possibly structures) being chased by another ship (which looked a bit like Klingon design)
  • Shot of large room (possibly shuttle bay or cargo hold) filled with tubes which have small windows (or possibly control panels) on the top

These bits will all get thrown into the Speculatron which will hit a fever pitch this weekend. However, bear in mind that this report is based on a single viewing of a very fast-paced trailer (so please forgive any possible errors). On Monday (after trailer is released online) TrekMovie will have the full details, with the usual shot-by-shot analysis.

This scene will be shown in trailer coming out this weekend

WARNING: Some Hobbit screenings will not have the Trek trailer

TrekMovie was told that while the new trailer is attached to The Hobbit for domestic (US & Canada), it is not guaranteed every screening of The Hobbit will have the Star Trek trailer. The reason is because The Hobbit is coming from a different studio and so Paramount can’t guarantee it is shown (by putting the trailer on the same film reels as the film itself). This issue of not every theater showing the trailer actually happened for the last Star Trek film when the second trailer was shown with some (but not all) showings of Quantum of Solace.


What about the next trailer?

TrekMovie confirmed that sometime early in 2013 a third Star Trek Into Darkness trailer will be released. This one should be called the ‘theatrical trailer.’ One source indicated this trailer would be longer than the ‘teaser’ in theaters this weekend, possibly around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Date isn’t certain but it could be in February or March.


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