OKAY YOU GUYS. I MANAGED TO STAY AWAKE UNTIL 2 AM JUST TO SEE THIS AND I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED.
This post is SPOILER HEAVY. So BEWARE if you read more.
I’m having a lot of feelings right now and they all have to do with my favorite space faring crew of all time. For an “announcement” trailer, this sure packs a punch. Benedict’s character’s voice over is pretty chilling, especially with the shots shown (though I have to admit it’s very reminiscent of the Iron Man 3 teaser and that makes me even more emotional). Looks like a lot of action, high energy scenes. And would we expect anything less? For a sequel with a villain hell bent on seeking revenge, it has to be.
There is still so much speculation. Mainly WHO THE VILLAIN IS COME ON JJ WE ALL NEED TO KNOW. Is it Gary Mitchell? Is it Khan? There is evidence to carry either of these ideas. Gary’s character was introduced in this ‘verse in one of the early issues of the Ongoing Series comic from IDW. The end of that story makes it seem as if Gary was taken care of. But maybe not. Especially since this villain so badly wants vengeance for whatever. And that Alive Eve’s character looks an awful lot like Dr. Elizabeth Dehner.
Then there’s Khan. In the Japanese subtitled version of the trailer (available through Apple Trailers) there are an added, like, 14 seconds. You hear Benedict asking Kirk if there is anything he wouldn’t do for his family. And based off the synopsis, we know Kirk is fighting for the only family he has left, his crew. Then there is a scene. Very reminiscent of Wrath of Khan. Where, what looks like, Kirk’s hand is pressed against glass, meeting Spock’s (he’s doing the Vulcan salute). And just. Okay. I cried. I’m not ashamed to admit that.
Knowing JJ, he’ll throw this huge curve ball and it won’t be either. That’s okay though. I have faith in him and the rest of the crew to make this movie as great, if not better, than the first. I mean, it better be after FOUR YEARS OF WAITING.
The only thing I ask for is for May 17 to HURRY UP.
**HERE IS THE LINK TO THE JAPANESE SUBTITLED VERSION