TRAILER: Star Trek: Into Darkness clip shows Benedict Cumberbatch as creepy high-kicking baddie

The first trailer for the next installment of J. J. Abrams Star Trek reboot has been released, and it’s a killer.

Star Trek: Into Darkness is poised for a May 2013 release, and it seriously can’t come soon enough. The first movie was a colourful popcorn flick that brought the Star Trek series bang up to date, and Into Darkness looks set to take that blueprint down a much darker route.

The first trailer shows explosions a plenty, a strange alien planet filled with spindly red trees, an awesome scene where the USS Enterprise appears to crash and Britain’s very own Benedict “Sherlock Holmes” Cumberbatch as the creepy bad guy. He seems to be doing a fair bit of brawling too (he’s not exactly known for his action scenes). How can he do high kicks like that with a plum in his mouth?!

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