'Star Trek Into Darkness' movie poster: The wrath of Benedict Cumberbatch?

cumber-batch-star-trek-into-darkness.jpgThe first "Star Trek Into Darkness" movie poster was released today (Dec. 3), with its villain, Benedict Cumberbatch, front and center.

The "Sherlock" star stands atop the burning rubble surveying the cityscape of a futuristic London (the London Eye and Gherkin skyscraper are notable landmarks). He is framed by a silhouette of the Starfleet delta insignia -- a similar motif to "The Dark Knight Rises" one sheet, which featured a cutout of the Batman emblem above a crumbling Gotham City.

The "Star Trek Into Darkness" poster offers few clues about the identity of Cumberbatch's villain -- which many theorize is Khan -- but it offers a stunning visual to augment the recently released plot synopsis:

"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."

Paramount has also launched a website for the film, which features the new artwork animated by bits of falling debris.

What do you think of the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" poster? Does it offer new clues about the villain's identity?

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Photo/Video credit: Paramount
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