Check Out the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Entertainment Weekly Covers

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Entertainment Weekly has unveiled its new covers for director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness via the film’s official app.  Subscribers will get one of two covers: Kirk and Spock, or Kirk and Khan John Harrison.  The film’s official synopsis makes it clear that there’s a strong connection between Chris Pine’s Kirk and Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain character, and these covers reinforce that point as Kirk appears on both.  Cumberbatch looks quite menacing in his stylish jacket alongside Pine’s “laid-back” apparel, while Spock gets saddled with the stuffy coat.

Hit the jump to take a look at the covers.  Star Trek Into Darkness opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 17th.

Snapshots via TrekMovie.

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Here’s the synopsis for 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.




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  • Livy

    You can’t beat Cumberbatch in high collar coats.

  • Ty

    Love the Star Trek app!

  • J.J. Anamorphic

    From these photos it is clearly evident…

    …that there indeed will be lens flares!

  • Anonymous

    ; ) I’m confident, there’s no way this isn’t the awesome Khan, nobody would care about a villain if he’s named John Harrison, or John Smith that it’s the same, I call bluff on Abrahms and his worst name for a supervillain.

    Khan is Kirk’s Joker, no foe on his own has been so vicious or destructive in every level (phisically and emotionally), Sequels up the stakes, the guy who’s gonna break the Earth better have a less disconcerting name than John Harrison.

    Nolan and Ledger did it, so why not you Abrams and Benedict, Give us the Khan of this generation !

    • Mark

      How then do you explain, then, that Khan changed from an East Indian superman to a dapper lily white Englishman? Especially considering Khan was frozen aboard the Bottany Bay by the time Nero changed the timeline? I’m not trying to be snarky. I just keep seeing this on the Internet and it makes me wonder if people are even familiar with who Khan is according to canon.

      • Anonymous

        It’s the future, a New World, anything can happen !
        For instance:
        Easy, Test Subject 7, codename, Khan.

        ; ) Try to understand what I’m saying, let’s say, if, in the sequel to my movie, I gave you a guy with scars like the Joker, as smart as the Joker, who talks like the Joker, as vicious and murderous as the Joker, then made him rain fire on your heroes and named him Matt Smith, you… having not a vast but let’s say, sufficient knowledge of the Universe, wouldn’t you be suspicious at least my friend ?

        From what we’ve heard from the trailer this guy is the fracking Devil himself, and personally that voiceover made the hair stand in the back of head, and I find it really disconcerting that such a force of nature has been named… John Harrison brother.

      • Steve

        I’m not sure I understand the comparison. The Joker is an iconic figure mostly by his appearance first, followed closely by his psychopathic behavior.

        Here, we only have some menacing lines delivered brilliantly by Cumberbatch. I see why it’s tempting to say he is Khan because Khan was an extremely charismatic figure, and Cumberbatch has that quality as well. But that doesn’t mean he’s Khan hiding his identity, unless he has managed to find a way to alter his appearance. Perhaps that is what you’re saying. I guess that makes sense, although I would find that not very interesting. If, however, Cumberbatch is playing someone else from Khan’s ship, a man who is paving the way for the real terror who is Khan, that’s far more likely in my mind. I think we’re being set up for Khan but not in this film.

        One last thing you must keep in mind. Khan only became the unstoppable menace in Wrath of Khan after Kirk marooned him on Ceti Alpha V. He lost his wife and many of his followers. In the years that followed, his anger and rage built and by the time he escaped he was the Devil himself. But when the Enterprise first discovered Khan he was merely a charismatic, arrogant, ambitious man with a superiority complex. NOT the equal match for Kirk. That came many years later. Introducing Khan now in this timeline without the pain he suffered as the result of Kirk’s actions, robs him of much of his gravitas.

        Just my $.02.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the future, anything can happen !

    Easy, Test subject 7, codename Khan.

  • Charlie

    Not Khan, not Harrison, He’s Mudd.

  • Daath

    recast the english gentleman as spock now

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