Star Trek Into Darkness trailer goes live

Team Abrams has finally released the first long-awaited trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the clip only features 60 seconds of footage, but it is enough to offer us a tantalizing glimpse of the upcoming Star Trek 2 universe. 

Clearly, Cumberbatch, who narrates the trailer, is the villain de jour, although we still don’t know exactly what character he is playing, although some believe it is Gary Mitchell.

We will know more next week when Team Abrams releases the full two-minute trailer, along with a 9 minute sequence shot in IMAX which will play for IMAX attendees of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In the meantime, there is also the Japanese version of the teaser, which seems to hint at some major tragedy or sacrifice involving Kirk and Spock.