Paramount revealed the official synopsis for what's expected to be one of 2013's biggest action films, Star Trek Into Darkness, and it appears to confirm Benedict Cumberbatch's playing Gary Mitchell and that he's the main villain:
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes 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.
The second Star Trek from J.J. Abrams reunites returning cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Bruce Greenwood. Paramount's set a May 17, 2013 release in 2D and 3D.
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