Extended ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ trailer unveiled – watch

This lengthier teaser includes new glimpses of Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain

A new, longer Star Trek Into Darkness trailer has appeared online – scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The extended trailer lasts for nearly two minutes, twice the length of the teaser that appeared last week (December 6). As well as showing plenty of Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, the new trailer includes fresh glimpses of the film’s mysterious villain, played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch has recently dismissed rumours that he is actually reviving a classic Star Trek baddie called Khan. He said of his role: “I play John Harrison who’s a terrorist and an extraordinary character in his own right. He’s somebody who is not your two-dimensional cookie cutter villain.”

The first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness are now previewing ahead of select IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. NME attended one of the first screenings and provides a full run-down here, but be prepared for spoilers.

Star Trek Into DarknessJJ Abrams‘s follow-up to 2009’s Star Trek – is scheduled for release on May 17, 2013. The cast also includes Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Alice Eve.