The first few trailers for the Wachowski siblings’ new sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending showed us a lot of CGI without really communicating the plot. Sure, we knew that elf-eared Channing Tatum rescues secret intergalactic princess Mila Kunis from everyone who’s trying to kill her… But that’s about as much as we could glean.
Now, the latest trailer delves more into how Earth was “seeded” 100,000 years ago, the Dune-like politics of succession, and how Jupiter, despite her propensity for hurtling helplessly off tall buildings, is actually the reincarnation of the Queen of the Universe.
With the help of Tatum’s bodyguard and Sean Bean in the wise mentor role, Jupiter can foil her fellow royal Balem’s (Eddie Redmayne) thirst for power by taking her rightful place as ruler of Earth.
Also, Channing Tatum is some sort of dog creature? Which doesn’t quite explain the elf ears, though we guess they were aiming more for the Legolas kind of fantastical, and less for John Candy in Spaceballs. We will happily accept both!
Jupiter Ascending comes to theaters February 6, 2015.