As subtle as a flying brick.

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ poster: Starfleet in shambles?

Paramount tweeted the first poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, and the evocative image has a decidedly gritty Earthly vibe. The final-frontier franchise built upon the ambitious credo to “go where no man has gone before” is grounded firmly, without any of the Enterprise‘s crew in sight. Instead, we see the back of a Neo-garbed Benedict Cumberbatch, emerging unscathed from urban destruction (of his own making?) and looking out towards a futuristic metropolis. With Cumberbatch standing atop the rubble, the devastation frames him with an iconic emblem. See it below and click on it to see it even larger:

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As Den of Geek pointed out earlier, the Star Trek poster seems to be borrowing from The Dark Knight Rises, whose poster also features a collapsing urban landscape doubling as recognizable silhouette. Placing a caped figure atop rubble also conjures up images of Batman from The Dark Knight. Of course, Batman was the hero, whereas Cumberbatch’s still-nameless villain (Is it Khan?) has been called a “one-man weapon of mass destruction” and “an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization.”

 

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