Earlier this year, we witnessed “Olympus,” a code name for the White House, falling. The trend will continue in May as the U.S.S. Enterprise drops from the sky. The striking image is part of the latest Star Trek Into Darkness poster, which landed on Apple’s iTrailers page.
This isn’t the first indication we’ve seen that the Enterprise and its crew will be in serious trouble. There are memorable shots of the famous ship crashing and plunging into a vast sea in various, stills, posters, TV spots and trailers. But few have conveyed such a deep sense of doom as this stark poster, which makes a great use of the ship’s profile, and brings it crashing down to earth.
There are more than a few examples of destruction in carnage in J.J. Abrams’ sequel, which seems like it is going to break Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his Enterprise crew down to their lowest emotional level before allowing them to rebuild and reconstruct, hopefully stronger than ever. Will this image mean that they’ll have to abandon the Enterprise for a short span so the ship can go through repairs? Will this be part of the film’s conclusion, leaving the future of the ship in jeopardy?
So many questions need to be answered as Abrams shuttles his anticipated sequel to theaters on May 17. You can comb the official synopsis for clues, but Abrams and his crew have done a spectacular job of keeping the story under wraps (we still don’t officially know who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing yet!), so we’ll wait and see what’s revealed once the movie begins screening.
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