Paramount announced yesterday to eager fans that the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” will be playing in 3D at IMAX showings exclusively in front of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on December 14th. It was also announced that the first trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” will be playing in front of non-IMAX showings of "The Hobbit".
TrekMovie broke the news of the launches yesterday and has confirmed that the trailer won’t just be a teaser from the prologue preview and will instead include footage from throughout the film and will be a legitimate theatrical trailer.
The trailer will be released the following week online after “The Hobbit” releases but as it looks now, the nine minute preview will only be available in IMAX screenings. Trekkies can rest easy and indulge in the news as Damon Lindelof, who penned the script for “Star Trek Into the Darkness”, confirmed on twitter what TrekMovie revealed.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” opens in 3D on May 17, 2013 in AMC Theatres.