24 December 2012 11:35 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It's a very Star Trek Christmas Eve thanks to Empire Magazine, who released a lot of great Star Trek Into Darkness material as part of their 2013 preview issue.  There are four versions of the magazine cover featuring Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch, eleven new images (highlighted by a gun-toting Zachary Quinto previewed above), and a synopsis with new information.  In a separate venue, director J.J. Abrams revealed more about the mysterious villain character, John Harrison, that Cumberbatch plays: "He is just an average guy who works in an organization called Starfleet, and he turns against the group because he has got this back-story and this kind of amazing secret agenda." Hit the jump for all the images and info. First, Abrams' full comments on the villain and the threat he poses [via Trek Movie]: "So this movie doesn’t require you have seen the first movie.  The characters are a group of »

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