Yeah, we’re still confused about the Star Trek Into Darkness villain, but at least we know how the upcoming sequel will end, thanks to director J.J. Abrams.
Before revealing the plot ending what we knew about Star Trek Into Darkness was simply that the crew must face untold terror from within its own ranks. In the new movie Captain Kirk sets out on a mission to hunt down a one man weapon of destruction in the middle of a war-zone ravaged world.
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read below if you do not want to be spoiled.
In a recent interview, Abrams talked a bit more about Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain, John Harrison, and how he shapes the events of the sequel.
“So this movie doesn’t require you have seen the first movie. The characters are a group of people who have recently come together and find themselves up against this incredibly terrifying force. His name is John Harrison and he is sort of an average –- that is what makes him so scary –- he is just an average guy who works in an organization called Starfleet, and he turns against the group because he has got this back-story and this kind of amazing secret agenda.
“After two very violent attacks, one in London and one in the US, our characters have to go after this guy and apprehend him. And it is a far more complicated and difficult thing then they ever anticipated. Into Darkness is very much about how intense it gets and really what they are up against.”
Despite how stressful and intense the movie will be for our characters, Abrams indicated that Star Trek Into Darkness will have a “happy” ending:
“I don’t like going to the movies to feel bad. I don’t like going to the movies to feel depressed and feel diminished. The reason you go to the movies is to feel bigger and stronger and happier. So this is a movie that they certainly go Into Darkness, but I would be the wrong director if it was about characters staying there. This is very much a movie about hope, about love, about romance, and about facing something that is truly terrifying and finding a way through the connection of your family and surviving and being stronger afterwards.”
Are you looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness?