Oh for – this can’t be right. But apparently it is. Remember we told you yesterday that the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness were only going to be shown on IMAX 3D screens, coincidentally the same screens that are showing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? We secretly thought that was cool, since we desperately want to see both the first The Hobbit movie and the next Star Trek movie.
Well, TrekMovie.com is now reporting – and Damon Lindelof, who co-wrote the movie, tweeted the link – that the first full-length trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is also premiering on December 14, to be shown with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but not on IMAX screens. That’s right, kids. If you want to see the trailer and the first 9 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness on December 14 on a big screen – where it is seen the way it is meant to be seen – then you’ll need to go to more than one Hobbit that day.
Word is that the trailer will be shown before other movies besides The Hobbit by the following weekend, and that the official version will likely also be available online after opening weekend, though the first nine minutes are not expected to be posted online, at least not for a while.
Okay, honestly, we were thinking we’d probably try more than one format of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey anyway, and maybe even on opening day, but now we are feeling cranky about being forced into it. We will probably feel better once we go kick a can, or better yet, watch the classic Twilight Zone episode “Kick the Can,” then bite the bullet and make our double feature plans. But we refuse to squee about it. Not immediately, anyway.
Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Benedict Cumberbatch, is slated to hit theaters on May 17, 2013.