New Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

I was a huge fan of Star Trek when J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise back in 2009 – in fact it should have done a lot better at the box office than it actually did.

So Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the blockbusters that I am really looking forward to next summer, despite the rather daft name for the film.

Abrams is back in the director’s chair while Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto will be reprising the roles of Captain Kirk and Spock.

Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho will also be reprising roles from the first film.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the big addition to the movie and while he is set to play the baddie just who he will be playing remains a closely guarded secret.

A new poster for the movie has been revealed:

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation 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 is released 17th May 2013.