You know how you can tell that we’re getting damn close to the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness? Because we’re getting new clips like every 15 minutes. By the time May 15th finally rolls around, there won’t be a single person left in the free world who doesn’t know that the sequel to the franchise reboot is about to blast off. Today brings us not one, but two videos, and an awesome new IMAX poster.
The first video is a clip, from Yahoo, that shows Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Scotty (Simon Pegg) hauling ass through the hallways of the U.S.S. Enterprise as the ship lurches. I especially enjoy how they have to shift their course with the hull of the craft, running on the walls and ceilings.
Video number two reinforces the fact that the villain, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) — or whoever he is — will exploit every potential weakness that he can when it comes to torturing the crew of the Enterprise. The focus in this British promo is Lieutenant Uhrura (Zoe Saldana), who he calls, using that sinister tone that will haunt your nightmares, the “soul” of the crew. In his view, her love for Spock (Zachary Quinto) makes her a liability, and throws her loyalty into question, and he’s going to milk that for all its worth. Things are going to get grim, and Harrison is going to put the characters through many layers of hell. I can hardly wait.
Last but not least, this might be the coolest poster we’ve seen so far for Star Trek Into Darkness. It features an image of the Enterprise — big surprise there — only this time the ship is fleeing for her life. Fleeing from whom, you might ask. She’s being hunted by the U.S.S. Vengeance, helmed by one John Harrison.
Unless the craft has been rechristened, why would you name a ship the Vengeance? You know that’s going to lead to a life of crime. The Enterprise is under fire from the much, much larger craft, and all of a sudden the earlier clip, as well as all of the other images of the ship in distress, makes perfect sense.