The 25 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2013

8. Star Trek Into Darkness

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller
Release Date: May 17

Excuse the title. However unfortunate Star Trek Into Darkness may sound rolling off the tongue, the movie itself seems to be anything but silly.

Back in the director's chair, following the enormous success of his whip-smart 2009 Star Trek franchise reboot, the prolific J.J. Abrams is bringing the Enterprise crew into darker, more apocalyptic terrain with this sequel, and the early trailer is a real knockout. By the looks of things, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the rest of the space-traveling team contend against an enigmatic terrorist (seriously on-the-rise British actor Benedict Cumberbatch) who's catastrophically attacked the Starfleet outfit.

Just who exactly Cumberbatch is playing (some people think it could be the infamous Star Trek villain Khan, or at least an iteration of him) and if Spock will bite the dust or not (another hot-button rumor) are questions that fanboys can't wait to have answered.

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