The newly revealed teaser poster for Star Trek: Into Darkness displays a rather villainous Benedict Cumberbatch looking over the total mayhem and apocalyptic ruin that he’s wreaked upon a civilized world (possibly Earth?), giving a nice stylish look at the overall tone of the upcoming film.

If you’re unsure of what to expect from the new movie, here’s a brief description from the movie’s official IMDB page:

“After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.”

If you want even more info on the movie’s plot and story arc, check out the official synopsis released by Paramount. The new film features familiar faces: Chris Pine returns as the quintessential Captain Kirk, with Zachary Quinto reprising the role of Spock.

JJ Abrams will man the helm of the new flick, with Roberto Orcii and Alex Kurtzman penning the screenplay.

Star Trek: Into Darkness  is slated for release on May 17, 2013. For more information