"You think you're safe? You are not."
A lot has changed since the first "announcement" teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. For instance, we now know that Alice Eve's (She's Out of My League) mystery character is, in fact, Dr. Carol Marcus, a love interest of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine). The character first appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which did little to quell the rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) villain character was indeed Khan. Then again, those rumors refuse to die even after Cumberbatch revealed that he is playing John Harrison, a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause," whatever that means. Also, nine minutes of the movie were revealed during select IMAX screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey over the weekend.
So, with all that information, how much do we know now that a second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released? The answer is (still) not very much. the wrath of the latest trailers
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The drama People Like Us was released this weekend and is a semi-Star Trek reunion between actor Chris Pine and Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the Star Trek reboot and makes his directorial debut with People Like Us. While doing press rounds for the movie, Kurtzman and Pine had to face tons of questions about the upcoming Star Trek 2, including ones about the sequel's villain, played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), who is still unidentified and rumored to be Khan, mostly by Star Trek ravenous fanbase.
In a few recent interviews, both Kurtzman and Pine were asked about the evolution of Captain Kirk, who was finally validated as the ship's leader in the 2009 reboot. As Kurtzman told THR, Kirk and the rest of his crew still won't be the "well-oiled machine" of the original incarnation. read the comments from kurtzman and pine >> Posted 06.30.12 by Ryan
Even though production on the highly anticipated sequel Star Trek 2 recently wrapped, fans still have a long wait before they'll see anything from the movie — it's not releasing in theaters until May 2013 and director J.J. Abrams and company won't bring any Star Trek 2 footage to Comic-Con this year. That leaves questions about the sequel's story and villain very much unanswered.
Rumors and excitable fans have placed their bets on Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically augmented superhuman originally played by Ricardo Montalbán in a 1967 episode of the original Star Trek TV series and again in the 1982 movie sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. However, cast member Simon Pegg has refuted Khan's presence in the movie and maintains that the villain won't be "another disgruntled alien."
One thing's for sure: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) will be at the center of the Enterprise's problem. Who he is playing, though, is still the subject of debate. All we know is that Chris Pine recently told E! Online that Cumberbatch will play "one mean dude." what did pine and alex kurtzman say about cumberbatch? >> Posted 06.20.12 by Ryan
Chris Pine's meteoric rise to fame started with 2009's Star Trek (sorry, Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement fans), with Pine stepping into the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Pine took a step backward with This Means War, the recently released romantic comedy that received lousy reviews and failed to impress at the box office.
Still, with Pine currently shooting Star Trek 2 (working title), the actor has little cause for concern. Despite the fact that his non-Star Trek efforts, This Means War and 2010's Unstoppable, have failed to become massive successes, Pine has already lined up another potential franchise. He will be taking over the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan in an untitled reboot — the first movie to feature the Tom Clancy character since 2002's The Sum of All Fears.
In an interview with Australia's Adelaide Now, Pine admitted he's "not too nervous" about playing Ryan after already successfully playing James T. Kirk. what did pine say? >> Posted 02.23.12 by Ryan
After a notable role as Eomer in the second and third chapters in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Karl Urban went on to star in the ill-fated Pathfinder, Marcus Nispel's Vikings-versus-Native Americans action film.
Urban followed up his little-seen Pathfinders starring role with the supporting role of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in J.J. Abrams' revamped Star Trek, a role that promised to put him back in the spotlight. However, Abrams' film focused primarily on the relationship between James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto), rather than on the the Kirk-Spock-Bones trinity that served as the basis for the original series. In a recent interview with IGN, Urban said that he hopes that his role gets beefed up for Star Trek 2, if only to pay homage to the original.
The structure [of the new film] wasn't really the traditional triumvirate that you've seen on the television show. It was really more a movie about establishing everybody. I certainly hope that [screenwriters] Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and J.J. continue to strengthen and evolve those characters into those directions.
I would love to play scenes being essentially Kirk's moral compass or point of conscience. The way McCoy was written, he really sort of verbalized the war going on in Kirk's conscience, and I certainly would love to see more arguments of passion versus logic with Spock because they're always fun.
Urban also offered his opinion on the direction the second Star Trek film should take.
I think the challenge is to come up with the most important mission, the mission that literally tears these people apart. The mission that is the definitive Trek mission. We have to come up with something akin to a Dark Knight or The Empire Strikes Back. Something like that.
Urban recently shot And Soon the Darkness, which is in post-production, and is currently filming Priest. Posted 11.20.09 by BrentJS