The Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster is here, and it's Cumberbatch-tastic

Illustration for article titled The emStar Trek Into Darkness/em movie poster is here, and its Cumberbatch-tastic

Actor Simon Pegg has released the first Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster into the world via Twitter. The poster is notable for two things: 1) having Benedict Cumberbatch's villain on it, but no members of the Enterprise crew, and 2) being the same general concept as the Dark Knight Rises movie poster, in which buildings have been wrecked in such a way as to form recognizable and copyrighted symbols, e.g. the Bat logo or the Starfleet insignia. As the folks at /Film point out, these are hardly the only two movies to use this very, very popular design concept; still, what the poster lacks in originality it more than makes up for in Cumberbatch-ery, which I think we can all recognize as the more important quality.

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GeordiEnGorge
GeordiEnGorge

I think I cracked it. Compare this blurb from Memory Alpha to the synopsis released.

"Garth of Izar was a decorated, highly-regarded officer in the Federation Starfleet, who rose to rank of Fleet Captain in the course of his service through the mid-23rd century. His career dissolved in a dramatic descent into madness and attempted genocide, resulting in his commitment to the Elba II asylum for the criminally insane."

Now this is the synopsis

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

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."

My bets on it being Garth.