Fresh Star Trek Into Darkness Image

To the brig, Cumberbatch!

If the marketing for Star Trek sequel Into Darknes**s were a starship, it would be launching into high warp right now. The teaser poster showed a destroyed London, the “announcement trailer” gave us a proper first look at the film, and at the weekend, Paramount previewed the nine minutes of footage that will run before The Hobbit* on some IMAX screens. Today brings the first new image from the movie. Take a look in the gallery below.
The pic features Benedict Cumberbatch as the film’s big bad, apparently locked in the Enterprise’s brig (we assume it’s the ship – it could always be a star base) with Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) looking on. Makes you wonder whether Cumberbatch is going all Loki and
wants* to be caught...

As for the plot itself? That’s largely under wraps, but we do know that Into Darkness will see Earth and Starfleet under attack and our heroes propelled into an epic chess game of life and death. Love will be challenged. Friendships will be torn apart. And sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. You can bet the odds will be against him and the situation will be grim.

Oh, and a couple more things. Possible spoiler alert! Alice Eve's character has been revealed as one Carol Marcus (we won't go into the significance of that name - look it up if you want to know more). And according to the caption on the image Collider got, Cumberbatch's character is called (highlight to see if you absolutely have to)... John Harrison. Let the speculationising beginnerate!

Star Trek Into Darkness docks in cinemas on May 17.