The Enterprise Crashes And Burns In Latest Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

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.

“Set for release in summer of 2013, Star Trek Into Darkness is self-described as an explosive action thriller.Directed by J.J. Abrams, the sequel to his 2009 movie Star Trek begins with a shocking act of terrorism, committed by someone from within Starfleet. In the wake of this act, the Enterprise is called back to Earth where Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) will defy regulations to lead his crew on a manhunt to capture those responsible.That man may be John Harrison, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and described as “an unstoppable force of destruction.”As the Enterprise crew warps into the middle of a life or death chess game, their friendships will be sundered, love will be tested, and sacrifices may have to be made in order for James T. Kirk to protect the only family he has left: the members of his crew.

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