We’ve already witnessed two slightly varied online-only teasers, and if you saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in select IMAX theaters weekend you got an extensive nine-minute preview, but now Paramount has an official theatrical trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ summer 2013 blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness and they’ve released it online for your viewing pleasure.

Still keeping coy regarding the intentions of villain Benedict Cumberbatch, this look provides more cryptic excitement, but at a less frenetic pace compared to our last teasers. We’re re-introduced to our starship, before putting some hefty expectations on its leader, as we’re also given another glance at our crew in danger. Then Abrams gets into the major action setpieces, including a new look at some free falling off buildings, maneuvering in space amongst wreckage and more. It’s another thrilling glance at what’s shaping up to be one of our most-anticipated tentpoles of next summer and you can check out the trailer below or over on Apple in HD.

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, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.

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