If you’re looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness, then you’re going to want to check out The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when it hits theaters next month. It’s already been announced that a nine-minute prologue of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel is going to hit theaters before IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit, and now we’ve learned that a regular trailer is going to debut Dec. 14 before all the non-IMAX versions of the film (including those at 48 frames-per-second).
TrekMovie.com has the news, and adds that this will be a standard theatrical movie trailer. That means it won’t be a condensed version of the prologue, and also won’t be a wimpy teaser. The theatrical trailer is supposed to show scenes from many parts of the new movie.
The site also caught up with leading man Chris Pine and asked if he could tease any of the prologue footage that we have to look forward to. As it turns out, he’s clueless about the whole thing.
“The thing with J.J. [Abrams] is that he’s like the master puppeteer, so it’s like none of us know anything,” Pine said. “I didn’t know that it was going to be shown, I don’t know what the footage is, what’s exciting for that for me is that I get excited so I want to go to the theatre to just to check it out. I’m excited for people to see this movie, it’s bigger than the last one, we have a great villain, I can’t wait until it’s released.”
Written by Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek Into Darkness sees the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch joins the cast as the still-unnamed villain.