Usually when a new international trailer hits the interwebs, fans carefully pour over it to parse out every small bit of new footage. And generally speaking, while there are usually a couple new scenes here and there to whet your appetite, the meat of the piece remains the same. For instance, if the clip is intended for British audiences, it's basically the regular trailer with maybe an extra five seconds of Big Ben or something. That sort of thing.
Well, J.J. Abrams has just said to hell with that, because Apple's new international trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" is comprised almost entirely of footage we've never seen before — and it's totally amazeballs.
Of course, there is still a bit of regional targeting going on here. But in this case that takes simply means that most of the trailer focuses on the sinister new mystery villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who may just be a cult star here in America, but is a bona fide big deal over in Britain thanks to his BBC series "Sherlock."
And that means we get some real juicy bits where Cumberbatch's ticked off double agent terrorist guy (or... whatever...) blows up ton of stuff in London, smacks the Federation around and intones all sorts of extremely threatening things while brooding intensely. He's kind of like Loki only without the cool hat.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" hits theaters in America on May 17, a day after it opens in Britain on May 16. But hey, we don't mind the wait. It just gives us even more time to study this cool new trailer. Now that's international cooperation at its finest.