The first clip of “Star Trek Into Darkness” has been released and it reveals some context for that volcano we’ve been seeing Spock in since the movie’s early days of filming. Unlike the trailers released for the new J.J. Abrams movie that tease the “Star Trek” sequel in a general sense, this clip puts us back on the deck of the Enterprise in the middle of a high-risk situation.
It’s unclear why exactly Spock is trapped in this volcano, but it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison. Things don’t look great for Spock based on what is being said in this clip, but we’ll assume based on his presence in the “Star Trek Into Darkness” trailers that he makes it out in one piece.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve, Cumberbatch and Bruce Greenwood. The film is slated to hit theaters in IMAX on May 15 and in regular cinemas on May 17. It’s been revealed that over 40 minutes of “Star Trek Into Darkness” will be shown in IMAX. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.” When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.