Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 12/3/12
The much anticipated Star Trek sequel–-Star Trek Into Darkness—doesn’t come out for another six months or so, but we have a glimpse of the film’s first official movie poster.  And if it looks a little familiar, that’s only because it is. What we can assume is that the lone figure standing amongst the rubble and surveying the destruction he has wrought is the movie’s villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.  It’s rumored that Cumberbatch will be playing James Kirk’s archenemy Khan Noonien Singh , a role previously undertaken by Ricardo Montalban in the second installment of the original movie series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. So yeah, the poster is pretty much a ripoff, but the movie itself sounds like it will be as good, if not better, than the first movie in the franchise reboot, based on the official synopsis from Paramount Pictures… 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 money’s on Kirk, and not just because the good guys always usually win in the Star Trek universe.  I live by the philosophy that you should always lay money on a man with the middle name Tiberius.
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