We here at FTN know that JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot has divided the fan community… but I for one, cannot wait to see Into Darkness…
With Abrams pushing the international market – only on Thurday it was announced it would get an early release in Ireland (here) – Paramount hosted a major Press Release in Sao Paulo, Brazil and screened the first 38 minutes and, according to the report at aintitcool, they gave away several important details, including just who it is that Robocop’s Peter Weller plays in the movie.
You have been warned: Here be spoilers:
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What was learned at the screening according to aintitcool news – did we mention the spoilers bit?:
-Peter Weller plays Admiral Marcus, the father of Carol Marcus.
- The order of sequences at the beginning of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS has been changed. If you saw the IMAX preview, the film opened at the hospital with the introduction of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), followed by the Nibiru Volcano sequence (concluding with Spock about to be consumed by lava). This has now been flipped: the movie opens with the Nibiru sequence, title card, then the hospital.
-On Nibiru, Kirk has a choice to make: violate the Prime Directive by surfacing the submerged Enterprise in order to save Spock, or stay submerged and let the Vulcan die. Of course he violates the Prime Directive, and of course…
- … he is demoted by Pike, who would like to send Kirk back to the Academy. Admiral Marcus either convinces or orders Pike to retain Kirk, so Pike takes command of the Enterprise with Kirk as his first officer. Spock is moved to another ship.
-Pike is injured during an attack on an emergency meeting of Starfleet (which follows the attack on London).
-Spock at one point orders an evacuation of a crippled Enterprise as it plummets to Earth.
- There’s also a foot chase between Spock and Harrison in San Francisco. Eventually, they fight.
-And, not for nothing, there’s a scene where Kirk and Spock are in Engineering struggling to stabilize the ship.
So there you have it… the first 38 mins. Excited? Disappointed? Let us know…