After J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise was met with considerable commercial and critical success, it was only natural that a sequel should follow. Sure enough, Star Trek: Into Darkness will be hitting theaters next year, and the first teaser poster has arrived today.
It doesn’t really give us any new information or enlighten us as to how the film will play out, but every little tidbit helps. A debut trailer is scheduled for later this month but for now, you can check out the fairly generic poster, featuring a rather sinister looking Benedict Cumberatch as the film’s main villain, below (via /Film).
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Simon Peg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Peter Weller, Star Trek: Into Darkness is scheduled for release on 17th May 2013. Those finding the wait unbearable can take solace in the fact the prologue is set to be screened before certain screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Check out the poster below and let us know what you think.