Star Trek fans aren't the only ones who are foaming at the mouth to see Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Adams' second installment of the sci-fi franchise.
Especially after yesterday's release of the film's new 60-second trailer.
"My [talent] agency was just wetting themselves," Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays a villain in the sequel, told me last night at the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "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."
Costar Zoe Saldana watched the trailer on her iPad after running morning errands. "I emailed the whole gang," she said. "I was like, ‘Benedict, your voice sounds better than [late R&B singer] Barry White's. I'm sure I made him blush."
"We're thrilled to have some of it out in the world," Abrams said about the film, which doesn't hit theaters until May 17, 2013. "It's a very surreal thing to be sharing it with people finally."
Abrams, Cumberbatch and Capt. Kirk Chris Pine were actually in Tokyo earlier this week already promoting the movie.
Cumberbatch smiled, "We're only at the beginnings of it."