Syncing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer With ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Is Downright Eerie

The biggest thing to hit the web in the last week is definitely the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Our friends over at Screen Rant noticed something interesting: it seems to sync up rather closely with the audio on the trailer for the Superman movie Man of Steel. There have been other trailer syncs as well.

We here at TrekMovie also noticed the trailer had a similar flow to one we’re pretty familiar with–the teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Watch the synced-up video below.

Full disclosure: we had to do a tiny bit of editing because the Last Jedi trailer is 16 seconds longer than the one for Into Darkness. So we left Star Trek’s audio unchanged and cut a bit of video off the beginning and the end of the Star Wars trailer, squeezing it just a wee bit to fit the length of the Into Darkness trailer. No audio was removed or changed from Into Darkness and no video was removed from The Last Jedi except for the first and last few seconds of mostly fading in and fading out to black.

Of course Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi have more in common than teaser trailers. Both are second movies in franchise reboots directed by J.J. Abrams, who also directed & produced Into Darkness. Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson, and Abrams is an executive producer on it.

So is this almost seamless fit just a coincidence, or does it have something to do with how modern trailers often fall into a pattern?  Tell us what you think of this sync below.

 

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