Upcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness has released a set of new photos exclusive to Entertainment Weekly's current cover story on the film.
While the film's release is quickly approaching in just a few short months on May 17, very little is still known about the specifics of the plot and whether or not there is more to the film's new villain, John Harrison, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. (Shown in one of the new photos in "Red Shirt" custody.) However, what is known at this point is that he is a former Starfleet officer who, after some horrific event, has taken up a cause; something he is willing to destroy Earth to achieve. Yet, if you were to listen to Cumberbatch in interviews, while still necessarily evasive on details, the actor does seem to imply that his character will ultimately prove to be a tragic figure. *Check below for a major breaking update on this subject!
With the entire crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise from 2009's Star Trek returning for this sophomore space epic, we will see the continued development of the relationships between this rebooted rank of recruits in more layman-friendly accessible drama, mixed with balls-to-walls apocalyptic action that this new J.J. Abrams-injected Star Trek franchise will be expected to bring.
Check out the new photos below!
"Look, I'm sorry about that whole 'knife-eared freak' comment.
I was among friends and things escalated."
"Just one more day until my pension-funded retirement from Starfleet!
As long as this prisoner cooperates, I'll be doing Tranya shots off Orion slave girls on Risa."
"Captain, I would answer that ship's hails, but honestly, I can't move my arms in this suit."
"I don't give a s**t if this is Star Trek! I'm J.J. Abrams and I want a Death Star in this movie!
...A Death Star with daddy issues!"
"Sulu, for the last time...when piloting stuff, up means down and down means up!"
*UPDATE: A synopsis of the new issue of EW on their back issue sales site refers to the villain of the film as "Khan," as in the iconic villain from original Star Trek episode, "Space Seed" and Trek film magnum opus, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. At the moment, this bit of info has not yet been confirmed. [Via: CBM]