Star Trek Into Darkness comes out this week, four years after J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise with stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine. This time, there's a new story and a new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but is the sequel worth seeing in the theater? Watch our video review to find out!
Star Trek Into Darkness is J.J. Abrams's second installment of the famous franchise he rebooted in 2009, and the success of the first film is both a blessing and a curse for the sequel. It has a lot to live up to, but this isn't Abrams's first time at the sci-fi rodeo; he delivers a fantastic film that's both a satisfying sequel and a standalone movie (no need to rewatch the first one or even really be familiar with the Star Trek universe). The awe-inspiring visuals are enough to make a fun Summer movie, but when you factor in the engaging story and strong performances of the cast, Star Trek Into Darkness adds up to a can't-miss movie.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are back as Captain Kirk and Spock, along with the rest of the Starship Enterprise, like Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), and Sulu (John Cho), all showing off more of their fun chemistry, but with interesting developments. Scotty has a moral dilemma with Kirk, Spock and Uhura are having relationship issues, and Kirk and Spock are working on their friendship. It would be entertaining to watch another chapter of these characters together, but it's the arrival of Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious villain who targets Starfleet that escalates the excitement. Ready to find out why Star Trek Into Darkness is so great? Just keep reading.
Tom Cruise supported his fellow action stars when he dropped by the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in LA yesterday. He met up with director J.J. Abrams at the afterparty at AV nightclub and chatted with Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey. Meanwhile, the film's star Zoe Saldana created a buzz of her own when she walked the gray carpet in a sheer Rodarte dress. She later met up with an Alberta Ferretti-clad Kate Beckinsale inside the event, as well as her costars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Jennifer Morrison created a red carpet moment when she dropped by the premiere while wearing an Edition by Georges Chakra powder blue jumpsuit. Also in attendance was Zoe's costar Alice Eve, who previously told us that she had trouble keeping all the secrets about the Star Trek script to herself.
Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, and more starlets hit the Chateau Marmont in LA last night for a special dinner party held in honor of designer Prabal Gurung. Along with Vogue magazine and MAC Cosmetics, Prabal invited a group of famous friends to celebrate his designs. Diane Kruger bared her stomach alongside boyfriend Joshua Jackson, while Ginnifer Goodwin had her boyfriend, Josh Dallas, and their Once Upon a Time costar Jennifer Morrison for company. Prabal circulated around the event with the "wonderful as ever" Hailee Steinfeld and Star Trek Into Darkness costars Alice Eve and Zachary Quinto. Allure cover girl Zoe Saldana made a stylist appearance alongside Amber Valletta and Jaime King. Rachel Zoe, meanwhile, brought husband Rodger Berman and later tweeted that they had "such a special evening!"
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto made a hot trio at last night's Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in NYC. Entertainment editor Maggie Pehanick fills us in on what the three told her about their May 17 film, and we also round up the day's top headlines about Keira Knightley's honeymoon and Amy Poehler's new love.
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto joined their Star Trek Into Darkness cast mates Alice Eve and Simon Pegg, along with director J.J. Abrams, for the film's German premiere in Berlin today following a morning press conference. Zoe Saldana stunned in a short and colorful Balmain number, while Alice went for a glamorous Emilio Pucci gown. Before heading into the premiere, Zoe, Alice, and Zachary all threw up the signature Star Trek Vulcan salute..
While Chris have been showcasing the latest installation of the Star Trek series with his crew, his personal life has taken a different turn. Chris and model girlfriend Dominique Piek recently split after nearly a year of dating, which he confirmed while at this year's CinemaCon. Chris has plenty to keep him busy, though, since promotions for the Star Trek sequel will continue until the sci-fi classic hits IMAX theaters on May 15 and then expands to regular theaters on May 17. Until then, check out all the Star Trek Into Darkness movie posters.
In our Star Trek fan memorabilia wish list, we already have a Mr. Potato Head, an engagement ring, and a Spock oven mitt, but we'll gladly forget those if it means getting our hands on an official Star Trek Into Darkness surfboard.
In the midst of their world tour before the May 17 release date, stars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, and Karl Urban looked stoked to pose with director J.J. Abrams and real-life Australian lifeguard(!) Dean Gladstone alongside their new boards at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. We see some epic barrels in the Enterprise's future.
We're inching steadily closer to the May 13 release date of Star Trek Into Darkness, and we keep getting more excited about the action-packed sequel. The latest source of fun is these cool new posters that highlight the individual characters. Click through to see cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana, along with the brand-new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, and Zoe Saldana are outgunned and outnumbered in the full trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the new baddie, and this trailer gives a lot more details about his mysterious character than the last teaser. He's a former top agent out for vengeance after his commanders commit a crime he apparently cannot forgive. Thus, he takes out his anger by attacking London, then assures our old Star Fleet friends that none of them is safe. The new trailer also gives us a lot more footage of Cumberbatch's well-laid plans and the action that follows.
Star Trek Into Darkness, with its murderous villain, looks like it has a more serious undertone than its 2009 predecessor. I can't wait to see Cumberbatch go into full-on bad-guy mode — while some are used to seeing him as the snarky Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, he seems to have the evil thing down pat. The movie is due in theaters May 17, and you can watch the new trailer after the jump.