Why Does The Star Trek Poster Look Like The Dark Knight?

I’m as excited as the next Trekkie about the second J.J. Abrams Star Trek film. But in taking a look at the newly-released poster, I have to question exactly what the direction the film is going on.

The new poster (shown below) features Benedict Cumberbatch in his as-yet-to-be-announced role and it makes the new Star Trek movie seem to be a direct rip-off of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Why is this particular look and feel for the poster necessary? Does Star Trek really need to capitalize on the success of Batman to get any attention? I wouldn’t think so, but there you have it.

Why Does The Star Trek Poster Look Like The Dark Knight?

Isn’t it bad enough that the words “Into Darkness” are associated with Star Trek? Because if that doesn’t scream The Dark Knight, I don’t know what does.

Anyway, for comparison, here are two posters from The Dark Knight Rises:

Why Does The Star Trek Poster Look Like The Dark Knight?

Why Does The Star Trek Poster Look Like The Dark Knight?

Eerie resemblance, isn’t it? I’m going to chalk this up to laziness on both the movie studio and graphic designer’s parts and pray the movie actually does feel more like Trek and less like Batman.

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