Months without any Star Trek Into Darkness info, and now there are promo pictures, revised summaries, and additional plot tidbits popping up every week or so. It’s almost like we don’t have to wait another four-plus months for the movie to come out. *sob* A plot summary published in Empire has given us a brand new—and fairly major—bit of info. Check it out under the jump. Yes, the relevant information is under a spoiler cut. But, as always, those with acute spoiler-o-phobia might want to avoid the comments.
So, what’s going on with Kirk and company? Let’s see… “with Earth under terrorist attack from Benedict Cumberbatch‘s ex-Starfleet employee John Harrison”—OK, we knew that—”Kirk is this time forced into a rash decision that breaks a critical Starfleet command, puts his crew in danger”—that was implied in the trailer, nothing too interesting so far—”and costs his him captain’s chair.”
What?! Kirk gets fired?
Continues the summary: “Now out of uniform and dressed down in space civvies of black leather jackets and boots, our three heroes have separated from the Enterprise and headed off on a mission to try and rectify his mistake.”
So the “three heroes” are Kirk, Spock, and Uhura, then? They’re the ones rocking the “space civvies of black leather jackets” in the trailer, after all.
I’m 83.7% that sure everything will work out for Kirk—J.J. Abrams recently said that he doesn’t “like going to the movies to feel bad… to feel depressed and feel diminished,” which would seem to indicate that things are going to end up mostly shiny-happy by the end. And wouldn’t it be just like Abrams, master troll, to tease us with all this The Wrath of Khan-ian character death and then end everything on a upbeat note?
But still. This is kind of giving me feels. I believe this screencap of Alice Eve from the first trailer adequately expresses my reaction.