While we sincerely hope that Shane Black starts off the summer right with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (and judging from the first trailer, he’s headed in the right direction), it is J.J. Abrams‘ next sci-fi epic that has us most looking forward to the early blockbuster season. After a promising theatrical trailer, we’ve now got a new, quick peek for Star Trek Into Darkness that is attached to Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and perhaps the best look yet.

Filled with new action setpieces, which all look to live up to the ones in the first film, it’s the character interaction here that has me most excited for what Abrams has in store. While the first trailers have been a bit dour (clearly going for an Empire Strikes Back feel), this one includes some welcome comedy, and a few outlandish bits (just see the giant sea creature). Check the trailer (and new poster) out below for the film starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Weller.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness arrives on May 17th, 2013.

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