First Star Trek Into Darkness Clip Dooms Spock To Death By Volcano

By Brent McKnight | 8 years ago

[springboard type=”video” id=”709015″ player=”ci042″ width=”578″ height=”325″ ] Damn Spock and his rationality.

We already knew that Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams’ sequel to his 2009 franchise reboot, is going to be, well, much darker than its predecessor, but damn does this first official clip from the film drive that point home. It’s been suggested that maybe all of your favorite crew members from the Enterprise may not make it out alive, and things definitely look grim for these particular members of Starfleet.

Not only are the majority of them hiding far beneath the surface of the ocean—it looks like they’ve been doing some scuba diving as well in those skin tight body suits—but one of them, Spock (Zachary Quinto) is grave danger. We finally get to see real life footage of the Vulcan first officer in the mouth of that lava-spewing volcano we’ve only seen glimpses of up to now.

Most of the trailers and TV spots we’ve laid eye on so far have been either action centered or focused on the impending duel between Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the dastardly villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). There’s a little humor, with Scotty’s (Simon Pegg) take as he sees a giant fish, but as far as first looks go, there’s some emotionally intense stuff going on here. It shows the emotional connection between the crew, and introduces the idea that, in Star Trek Into Darkness, everyone is in harms way.

There are also some of Abrams’ trademark lens flares thrown in for good measure. Do you think they’ll be able to go an entire scene without one?

Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, and Peter Weller. The film opens in IMAX 3D on May 15, and in 2D and 3D on May 17.