Star Trek Into Darkness has released a new poster promoting the new film that's slated to be released in May of 2013. The poster, seen above, seems pretty familiar doesn't it? The first film that comes to mind is The Dark Knight Rises, which had a poster nearly identical to the Star Trek poster above.
However, as a user on Tumblr noted, the Star Trek poster copies numerous films proving once again that when Hollywood gets an idea everyone jumps on the bandwagon.
The newest Star Trek poster closely resembles posters from Battle: Los Angeles, The Dark Knight Rises, Battleship, The Raid: Redemption and Inception, to name a few. There are other examples out there of a character, silhouetted by destruction but these are some of the most recent and similar examples.
Perhaps the Star Trek poster creators assumed everyone had forgotten the poster from Inception (did we dream of that poster?) or that no one actually went to see Battleship, thus never seeing the posters. Those are fair points but it's foolish to mimic a poster used by one of the most successful films from 2012, The Dark Knight Rises.
Way to boldly go where no man has been before, Star Trek.
Clearly, "Battleship" was the original one, because it was such an original idea otherwise, you know?
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Not to be too geeky, but the shape of the hole is the symbol of Starfleet. Not that it isn't looking like a 100 other movie posters, but, at least this one has some significance.
@oppodude I noticed that as well. I assume it might give a hint about the plot (Starfleet in shambles?) but for me it just further proves they copied The Dark Knight and their bat symbol surrounded by destruction.