21/03/2013 05:09 GMT | Updated 09/04/2013 12:29 BST

'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Trailer Finds Benedict Cumberbatch As Villain Avenging 'A Crime I Cannot Forgive'

The latest trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness has dropped, showing Benedict Cumberbatch slithering around in his villainy glory, leaving a wake of destruction that only Captain Kirk and his crew can try to undo.


"You think your world is safe. It is an allusion," announces Cumberbatch as villain John Harrison, a threat from within Kirk's own organisation. "Enjoy these final moments of peace. Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive. None of you are safe."

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays 'Star Trek' villain John Harrison, hellbent on a mission of destruction

Contrary to much speculation before the film went into production, 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing a reincarnation of Kirk's great foe, Khan.

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Alice Eve plays Doctor Carol Marcus who is a leading molecular biologist.

Instead, he plays John Harrison who, according to Cumberbatch, is "a one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause... a one-man weapon of mass destruction and psychological warfare - it's a great write".

MORE: Benedict Cumberbatch speaks about his unusual audition for his 'Star Trek' role

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Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are back on board for the sequel as Kirk and Spock respectively

Joining Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are British actors Simon Pegg, taking up Scotty again, and Alice Eve, who plays new Star Fleet recruit Dr Carol Marcus. This trailer also introduces actor Peter Weller, rumoured to be playing her father Admiral Marcus.

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'Star Trek: Into Darkness' will be in UK cinemas from 16 May 2013. Watch the new trailer above, and the previous trailer below...