Star Trek Into Darkness – Japanese Extra Footage

While the poster is reminiscent of The Dark Knight rises, the footage is all JJ Abrams… enjoy.  I’m VERY excited for this next installment.


 The plot synopsis:

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.

Personally, I believe this is the classic story of Lt. Gary Mitchell from the original series.  In the original series, Lt. Mitchell receives his powers when the Enterprise reaches the barrier of known space and Mitchell, along with Dr. Dehner are exposed to strange radiation that gives them increasingly, God-like powers.  Becoming more increasingly violent and powerful, the crew of the Enterprise must find a way to defeat a demi-God in their midst.  And as we ALL know, Capt. Kirk is probably the only being to defeat not one God-like creature, but TWO (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) God-like creatures in his usual charm and skin of his teeth.   My thought, as with the general fan community, is that this is a POSSIBLY play on this story.  If so, I’m guessing that Benedict Cumberbatch (aka The Batch or Sherlock Holmes) is playing a Gary Mitchell (or similar) character who has gone through a radical change and is now at war with everyone as his powers grow astronomically.  We’ll see thought.

  Benedict Cumberbatch

  Lt. Gary Mitchell as “Mini-Me God”

The Released Teaser Trailer