As we wait for either the nine-minute IMAX prologue playing before selected screenings of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“, the astute folk at Paramount have elected to steal a march on the marketing for next summer’s “Star Trek” sequel by releasing every geek-centric blockbuster’s must-have item, the enigmatic teaser poster.
Putting on my modish great-coat and a fashionably directional long scarf in the manner of all the best consulting detectives, I note that the poster seems to feature putative “Star Trek Into Darkness” villain, Benedict Cumberbatch, who is of course playing classic “Trek” baddie Gary Mitchell/
Khan/Keyser Soze (delete as likely) in the J.J. Abrams directed sequel.
And that scene of urban mass destruction, the hallmark of all contemporary bad guys who seek to threaten our very way of life via the medium of terrorist action – could it be London? As Empire magazine‘s post on the teaser poster intimated, the background scenery seems to have the ‘Gherkin’ building prominently featured.
England’s capital? Being destroyed in a summer blockbuster? Such a thing has never happened before…
A trailer for this must-see geek fest is due before the end of 2012 – I don’t know about you, but I already have my popcorn ready for that one…
- The ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Teaser Poster Has Arrived (slashfilm.com)
- First Star Trek Into Darkness Poster Features the Wrath of Cumberbatch (tor.com)
- “Star Trek Into Darkness” with “The Hobbit” (fluffrick.wordpress.com)