There was a lot to gawk at in the latest trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness (I should know, I pulled 60 screen caps off the damn thing). You had crashing starships and rapelling Klingons and Kirk possibly getting everybody under his command killed. But the one thing that stood out the most was the appearance of a massive, mysterious starship. We’ve got a better look at her up above, and her name is the U.S.S. Vengeance. (You can click the image for a higher-res version.)
The pic above was released via the Star Trek Into Darkness app, which has been unlocking various goodies over the past few weeks. It not only gives us a much more detailed look at the ship, but her title as well. We’ve been assuming that the Vengeance is under the command of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), but it’s worth pointing out that that hasn’t actually been confirmed at this point. Still, with a name like Vengeance, it certainly seems to be the sort of ride in which Harrison would be tooling around the galaxy. It also raises a few intriguing questions.
As seen in the most recent Into Darkness trailer, the Vengeace is considerably larger than Stafleet’s flagship vessel, the Enterprise. Take a look below for a comparison:
The Vengeance is pretty clearly of Starfleet design, but given its size and dark, menacing paint job, we’re betting she’s a black ops project. Possibly Harrison stole her, possibly he was involved in her design in the first place. We know Harrison has a background in Starfleet, with hints that he was one of the organization’s best agents. Did he steal the keys on his way out, or did he have her constructed under Starfleet’s nose? One thing we can be pretty sure of: the Enterprise isn’t going to come out of this confrontation unscathed.
Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17th. You can check out the buzz from early reviews right here.