Along with the announcement comes a rather awesome new poster, giving us another look at the sequel’s mysterious villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
The latest trailer landed a few weeks back, followed by an extended international trailer, giving us another awesome look at what Abrams is bringing us next month, just in case you’re still in need of any persuading.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
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.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, and Noel Clarke make up a very promising leading cast.
Abrams is directing from a script penned by co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Damon Lindelof (Prometheus).
Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 9th May here in the UK, with its US release date set for the following week on May 17th. If you’re reading this in the UK, advanced tickets will go on sale through tomorrow morning at 9:05am, through all the major cinema chains or the official Star Trek Into Darkness website. For now, here’s the latest poster to get you in the mood.