[Movies] New Footage Revealed From Screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.07.2013
A good deal of new footage revealed...
Judao (via TrekMovie) has some new information available on Star Trek: Into Darkness with a report of a screening of 40 minutes of footage from the movie that was shown to the press.
The footage reportedly overlaps with the IMAX footage from late last year, but a lot of new footage was also shown. Here is a report from the screening. Please be forewarned it is filled with spoilers:
"While Benedict Cumberbatch's character's motivations remain a mystery, the biggest reveal included in the new footage seems to be the identity of Peter Weller's character. The site reports that Weller will be playing "Admiral Marcus" who, one assumes, is the father of Alice Eve's Carol Marcus. In fact, an "Alex Marcus" was recently teased in the pages of the "Countdown to Darkness" comic book prequel. If both Marcuses are indeed one and the same, that means that Weller's character was the former first officer on a different U.S.S. Enterprise, serving under Captain Robert April."
"The other major plot detail revealed is that, towards the beginning of the film, Chris Pine's Kirk will be demoted for violating the Prime Directive on Nibiru and accidentally revealing the Enterprise to the natives. Bruce Greenwood's Captain Christopher Pike will be put in charge of the Enterprise with Kirk serving as first officer and Zachary Quinto's Spock getting transferred to another vessel."
Star Trek: Into Darkness will be released in IMAX theaters on May 15 and regular theaters on May 17.