Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine

Star Trek fans will be able to get a sneak peek of Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly-anticipated second installment from J.J. Abrams — but they'll have to go see The Hobbit in order to do so.

The first nine minutes of Abrams' new Star Trek film, a follow-up to his 2009 feature, will be shown before select IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in about 500 theaters beginning on Dec. 14, The Los Angeles Times reports.

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Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled to be released on May 17, 2013. Like the 2009 film, it stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock, respectively. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the villain in the movie, although additional details about his role have not been released.

Will you be in line to see the first nine minutes?