‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Super Bowl Movie Trailer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 5th, 2013 at 11:38 am,

Screen Rant’s number one most anticipated film of 2013 is Star Trek Into Darkness and much of that is due to how exciting and mysterious the limited amount of footage and imagery we’ve seen are. The Star Trek 2 teaser trailer gave us a brief, yet powerful introduction to the villainous John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the nine-minute IMAX prologue promised an action-packed adventure with stunning visuals.

With much of the J.J. Abrams buzz shifting towards now-Disney-owned return of Star Wars, Paramount is aiming to take back the spotlight with this Star Trek Into Darkness 30-second Super Bowl XLVII, which cost them $3.8 million to air during the big game.

The 30-second ad is a sizzle reel of the most intense and frantic moments from the teaser trailer and appropriately begins with Cumberbatch’s character narrating in his dark, intimidating voice. This is highlighted by new dialogue shown here where Harrison tells Kirk he’s better at “everything.” Awesome!

[We'll update with the extended version when it becomes available.]

USS Enterprise Falling Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Movie Trailer

Also note the Enterprise yet again taking a beating, like it has in the majority of franchise films to date. Starfleet’s insurance company should stop accepting claims for ships with the NCC-1701 designation.

Official Star Trek Into Darkness synopsis:

In Summer 2013, director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Interested Android and iOS users can download the free Star Trek app at www.StarTrekMovie.com/StarTrekApp which offers tickets for showtimes beginning two days early on May 17th. There’s also a slightly extended version of the Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl spot available for viewing.

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

Watch all of the 2013 Super Bowl movie trailers here! Did the new footage answer any of our 10 Star Trek 2 questions?

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters (regular and IMAX 3D) on May 17th, 2013.


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  1. That’s a pretty spoilerish news picture.

    • Not when it just played in front of over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl, lol.

      • :D

        Well, some of them might have decided to skip the commercial breaks to avoid spoilers. And even more haven’t even watched the Superbowl. I’d go as far as saying that the overwhelming majority hasn’t. ;)

  2. Love the new trialer but the girls fake scream im very tired of.

    • Yea, that does kind of ruin things lol.

      • Yeah, it’s a real throwback to the antiquated and unintentionally funny acting of the original series.

    • true… that is one bad acting..

  3. You cannot just crash the enterprise

  4. I think this looks fantastic I’d love to see it when it comes out loved the first one this looks even better

  5. It’s Robert April

  6. never got into star trek before but this looks very cool

  7. The villain’s name can’t possibly be ‘John Harrison’ that name is just too generic for someone whose hell bent on severely f**kin’ s**t up.

  8. I cannot wait for this! Definitely my most anticipated movie of 2013 for sure. Also, I’m really sick of these folks freaking out about the actresses’ scream. Guess what, it was a tiny 2 second shot of a 30 second preview. How on earth can you criticize her acting ability based on one miniscule screen shot? Seriously folks, calm down. I’m sure it will be fine.

    • because its the phoniest scream ive ever seen in a big bidget film. May be only two seconds but its 2 seconds of grade Z horror movie acting and its ridiculous.

  9. Does anyone know when advanced tickets come out for this movie? If I’m not at the IMAX midnight screening, I will cry.

    • Advance tickets are available via the phone app they released the other day.

      • Thanks, just bought my ticket! Do you know if its the IMAX 3D version?

  10. Dos anyone else think the villain sounds like evil Patrick Stewart?


  12. Nope…It’s Robert April. He’s the Villian. If you’ve been keeping up with the into darkness prequel comic and what people said they saw on a tour of bad robot. The gun John Harrison is carrying is called “April’s Gatling gun and if you research Robert T. April he was born in Coventry, England also known as the first captain of the Star ship Enterprise

    However, he’s not in this version and he only appeared in the animated series…In the episode April suffers from age reversal process but he knew Pike.

  13. On the tour of Bad Robot someone actually said they saw the design for April’s Gatling gun which is the gun I would guess “John Harrison” is carrying and the design clearly said underneath “April’s Gatling Gun.”

    April was a star fleet officer.

  14. Wow, they really fraked up London!
    I mean European cities in contrast to those in Asia were always proud of resisting the trend to add pointless Manhattan-like skyscrapers to their skyline. They always kept their european uniqueness while in Asia big metropolises become more and more homogenous (one of many negative aspects of globalisation)
    Seriously, in the 23th century you need a Union-jack to distinguish London from San Francisco. How scary is that!

  15. I copied and pasted this

    The first issue of the Star Trek Into Darkness prequel comic drops a huge surprise on its last page.

    Spoiler alert: Back in 2009, IDW did a four-book series called Countdown that served as a sort of prequel to that year’s J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek reboot. We say “sort of” because the story actually took place in the future, featured Star Trek: The Next Generation characters and detailed the events that led up to the Romulan villain Nero’s (Eric Bana) leap back into time to kickstart the movie’s plot.

    Now IDW is doing a similar series for this May’s Star Trek Into Darkness, called Countdown to Darkness, which is being co-written by Mike Johnson and one of the Into Darkness screenwriters, Roberto Orci. The story follows the crew of the Enterprise as they try to ascertain how an alien race on the planet Phaedus acquired technology beyond their means. But, as Coming Soon discovered, lurking on the last page of the book is a huge surprise for longtime Trek fans, as Captain Kirk comes face to face with a man named Robert April.

    Who is Robert April? Quite simply, he is officially considered the first Captain of the Enterprise. When Gene Roddenberry first outlined his series proposal for Star Trek back in 1964, his captain was originally named Robert April. That later turned into Christopher Pike (who, as played by Jeffrey Hunter, appeared in the first pilot, “The Cage”) and then James Kirk, who made his debut in the second pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” and managed to stick around in the form of William Shatner and now Chris Pine.

    So although he was never mentioned on the original series (but did show up in an episode of the animated Star Trek show called “The Counter-Clock Incident”), April has over time been accepted in Star Trek history as the first captain of the Enterprise, before Pike and Kirk. And now he’s popped up on the last page of Countdown to Darkness, greeting Kirk by saying, “My name is Robert April, former Captain of a ship called Enterprise!”

    What exactly does this mean for the movie? Well, for one thing, events in these IDW comics don’t necessarily all have an impact on the screen, and it should also be noted that in the 2009 film, Pike (played now by Bruce Greenwood) was the first captain of the newly constructed Enterprise. But since Abrams’ films are set in a different timeline, could April have somehow slipped through from the original continuity? Or could there have been another Enterprise around before the current one?

    The other big question is: could April be the real identity of the movie’s villain, “John Harrison,” as played by Benedict Cumberbatch? Or perhaps the shadowy character played by Peter Weller? Coming Soon also points to a Hitfix report in which this very theory is suggested, and where a visit to the Bad Robot production offices revealed a sketch of a weapon used by Cumberbatch that was titled “April’s Gatling Gun.”

    • Well, that would be all find and well.

      But, One Problem. The Enterprise was under Construction, on the ground, in Iowa when Pike Took Command on her Maiden Voyage. Then Cadet Kirk, became Captain Kirk.

      Now, here we go again with the Alternate Universe line. What is April/Harrison is from the altered timeline? And the Enterprise that is crashing is his Enterprise, and not kirks, and he out to take Kirks Enteprise and return to his Universe.

      DANG IT! Broke my rule!

  16. So I guess the order goes as follows : Jonathan Archer, Robert April, Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk… and eventually Jean-Luc Picard.
    The trailer almost made me believe it was Khan until I remembered all the hubbub about Harrison, April and such. Talk about misdirection. People at Paramount doing the marketing for this movie are magicians!

    • No. It would go Archer, April, Pike, Kirk, Decker, Spock, Kirk, Harriman, Garrett, Then Picard.

      And any Captains of Enterprises Between B-D. Though, since Enterprise C was reported loss/destroyed. Rachel Garrett is presumed to be the only captain of N.C.C 1701-C

  17. Weller would be the right age to play Robert April. Cumberbach would be way too young.

  18. EPIC