‘Star Trek’ Super Bowl Ad Brings Battle To Earth

Brand-new 'Into Darkness' trailer gives Trek fans a menacing look at Benedict Cumberbatch.

The highly anticipated “Star Trek” sequel, “Into Darkness,” has already been said to be J. J. Abrams’ biggest film to date. And judging by the brand-new trailer that aired during Sunday night’s (February 3) Super Bowl, it looks like it will live up to the name.

Chock full of new footage of amazingly rendered starships and a seriously menacing Benedict Cumberbatch, the “Into Darkness” Super Bowl trailer sets our phasers to “excited.”

The Enterprise and all of its inhabitants are being put to the test by this as-of-yet unnamed villain, with the fight being brought out of space and into Earth’s atmosphere. Following the escapades of the starship Enterprise, “Star Trek Into Darkness” revolves around Captain Kirk and his crew as they are forced to go to extraordinary lengths in order to capture and subdue a one-man army.

Although the role that Benedict Cumberbatch plays in the film has yet to be revealed, we do know that he will without a doubt be playing the main villain. This antagonistic role has been all but confirmed, as Cumberbatch can be seen threatening Kirk and his crew throughout the Super Bowl spot.

Rumor has it that Cumberbatch will be playing the role of Khan in the film, who was originally played by Ricardo Montalban in the famous “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

“You think your world is safe. It is not,” Cumberbatch declares in the newest “Into Darkness” trailer. Joining the English-born actor is Chris Pine, who will be reprising his role as Captain Kirk, as well as Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and John Cho, who play Spock, Uhura, Scotty and Sulu, respectively.

Will the crew be able to stop this being of mass destruction in time or will they ultimately fail to protect the universe? Guess we’ll just have to wait until May 13 to find out.

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