The trailer featured massive devastation and numerous explosions -- as well as Klingons!
"My [talent] agency was just wetting themselves. They were ringing me up and sending me emails. It's really exciting. I, like everyone else, feel teased. I can't wait to see the whole film now. We're only at the beginnings of it," he said.
Cumberbatch's co-star in the movie, Zoe Saldana, Uhura, also was excited by the new trailer release.
"I emailed the whole gang," she told EOnline. "I was like, ‘Benedict, your voice sounds better than [late R&B singer] Barry White's. I'm sure I made him blush."
Director J.J. Abrams, who included more than a few Easter Eggs in the trailer for Star Trek 2, was happy to finally release the footage as well.
"It's a very surreal thing to be sharing it with people finally," he said.
Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.
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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.