Both J.J. Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch have come out in full force to discuss Cumberbatch’s baddie role in Star Trek Into Darkness, John Harrison.
“He’s a terrorist; he operates as a terrorist. He has extraordinary physical powers, but also mental powers. He can sow an idea, which is as powerful as gunshots or close-hand combat, which he’s masterful in. He tears into the fabric of both the world and the Enterprise family, and he leaves behind him a trail of devastation. It’s quite exciting to watch.”
Abrams was not totally forthcoming with details, but had this to say about the character:
“The whole thing, not just his backstory, but his agenda, his plan, his secret, all that is what, for me at least, makes him such a frightening and cool villain … Also, the real villains – when they’re not just two-dimensional, angry vengeful types – don’t see themselves as the bad guy,” he went on. “They are the good guy and have complete rationale and motivation. So true to form, the character that Benedict plays has an absolute sense of right and wrong, and he’s on the right side.”
With the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness released, the media has confirmed that Klingons will indeed play a major part in the film! It was heavily speculated upon that the Klingons would play some part, but the size of their role was previously unknown.
We’ve seen Klingons! They do have forehead ridges but with ornamental piercings and facial hair out of the original series!
There are 14 Klingon characters in the film, but only two have speaking roles and are the only ones to remove their helmets.
We’re also going to see (or already have in the trailer) the Klingon homeworld, Quo’nos!
Paramount Pictures has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch’s mysterious character in Star Trek Into Darkness is John Harrison.
To quote our source, Ain’t It Cool News:
In “Space Seed,” Harrison was nearly suffocated to death on the Enterprise bridge by unfrozen superman Khan Noonien Singh.
This reminds me of when we learned via press release that Marion Cotillard would be playing Miranda Tate in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It makes me think maybe one of Khan’s genetic supermen (perhaps even Khan Noonien Singh Jr.) assumed Harrison’s identity to infiltrate and cripple Starfleet.
Ain’t It Cool has also learned that Alice Eve (best known for She’s Out of My League) has been cast as scientist Carol Marcus, a Captain Kirk love interest first introduced by Bibi Besch in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Paramount Pictures has released the first official poster for Star Trek Into Darkness! It features Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) standing among the remains of a ruined building with a city in the backdrop.
Here the official synopsis:
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are 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.
The film hits theaters on May 27, 2013!
After a couple rumors it seems the new title of of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel has been officially announced. It will be ‘Star Trek Into the Darkness’
Official story here.
Check out this great animated take on the TOS Theme created by The Quintek Group! Can you find the Easter Eggs that pay tribute to the series within the animation?
Here’s what the creators said about the project:
“This animation is an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth. Our goal was to try and capture the essence of what we found most enjoyable from the series for building this faux opening to this classic show.”