New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Japanese Trailer & Clips – Captain Kirk Finds Danger

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm,

It’s time for some more Star Trek Into Darkness promotional material, for those of you who haven’t already called it quits ahead of sitting down to watch the sequel in theaters. Director J.J. Abrams’ followup to his reboot of the Star Trek franchise remains shrouded in mystery, despite so many images, trailers, and clips having premiered at this point; as our Kofi Outlaw predicted in this week’s Screen Rant Underground podcast, if the secrets of Into Darkness fail to justify the build-up, we could be facing another Prometheus situation (i.e. where a strong divide forms between the lovers and haters).

Our Star Trek roundup today consists of a one-minute Japanese-subtitled trailer, a new clip teasing one of the film’s action sequences, and a companion piece to last week’s viral promo with John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) now threatening Spock, rather than Captain Kirk.

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The Japanese trailer highlights one of the first major set piece from Into Darkness, with Harrison wreaking havoc on London; that’s followed by the chain of events shown in previous trailers, which leads to a sizzle reel with familiar glimpses at Kirk diving through space, Spock in the heart of a volcano, Harrison with a malicious smug on his face, and the Enterprise in danger.

Save for a handful of shots here and there, this footage is nothing that you haven’t seen before (translation: no need to worry about spoilers).

Meanwhile, the second Into Darkness clip is taken from a previously-teased chase sequence where Kirk, Spock, Uhura and a couple other Enterprise crew members barely manage to escape from a pursuing spacecraft (which seems to be a Klingon vessel, to my eye anyway). Again, no major plot information is revealed here, fortunately; though, it does offer a nice tease of the 3D element in the film, which looks to be put to effective use.

Lastly, the second viral promo features Harrison verbally drawing a psychological profile for Spock, rather than Kirk, in his now familiar menacing way. It suggests that Spock’s character arc in the sequel will cover pretty standard territory for everyone’s favorite Vulcan, while his captain’s journey towards proving his worth ought to be much more dramatic and emotionally-intense.

Indeed, there’s one shot featured here that suggests a certain member of the Enterprise crew might be making a terrible sacrifice for the others (hint, hint), but we’ll have to wait and find out for certain…


Star Trek into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, John Cho, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Simon Pegg. It is directed by J.J. Abrams, who drew from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci.

Look for Star Trek Into Darkness when it opens in select 3D/IMAX theaters on May 15th, 2013. It begins a regular theatrical release on May 17th.

Source: TrekMovie, Moviefone, Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Very much highly anticipating this film already and then some.. Roll on May and a darkened cinema to experience the Trek…

  2. Nice trailer.
    I don’t look at clips .
    But, I hope they are good .

  3. Bernard Cumberbatch is sounding a vocal wizardry the likes of
    which I have not heard since Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole.

    By underplaying his threats he heightens the danger
    by conveying the confidence he can fulfill them.

    • “Benedict”‘ of course. Now what Bernard was
      he promoting to my mind causing such a slip.

  4. There are some Star Trek spoilers that are all over the internet that they are now common knowledge.

    I appreciate the respect for the studio and helping them maintain secrecy but where is the line re talking about that which is pretty common knowledge now?

    • Remember, the movie hasn’t actually opened in theaters yet, so the idea that spoilers are “common knowledge” is misleading.

      Basically, it’s best to just not talk about any specific details/spoilers until the film reaches theaters.

      • The movie as opened in theaters in other countries…just not the US.

    • It is really not about respect for the studio.
      It is respect for the audience yet to see the film.

    • It’s not for the studio. It’s for what we value most: our readers :)

  5. Wow there seems to be so much trailers now that people may have seen at least half the movie by now. This is why i will not watch this or anymore and wait until May.

    • Yeah, I decided no more trailers; I don’t need to see anymore for Trek, Iron Man 3 or MoS. I actually started playing the Japanese trailer and then thought, “What the frack am I doing?!”.

  6. Is that a tribble…?

    • There were Tribbles in the first movie, behind Scotty on Deneb.

  7. Do you hear that? Wherrr Wherrr Wherrr sound! Gene is rolling over in his grave!
    Khan, how stupid is this? A rehash of TWOK is just cheap.