"None of you are safe."
Since the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek Into Darkness was rolled out, fans have been wondering what villain Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) would be playing. While Trekkers kept their Vulcan fingers crossed Cumberbatch was playing a reinvention of the titular antagonist from 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it was eventually revealed that the character had the less interesting name of John Harrison, described by Cumberbatch as a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause."
That is certainly on display in the newly-released, international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which gives its focus to Cumberbatch's Harrison, who starts out the trailer by attacking Starfleet, immediately prompting Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) into action. Also revealed is the first look at Peter Weller's (Robocop, Dexter) character as well as a more, um, let's say revealing look at Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.22.13 by Ryan
"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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Who Should Play the Ant-Whispering Founding Avenger?
Comic book movie fans were treated to some great news yesterday, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. In addition to announcing that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D, Marvel Studios' parent company finally put co-writer (with Joe Cornish) and director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Ant-Man adaptation on its slate of upcoming superhero movies, revealing the movie will be released on November 6, 2015, just six months after The Avengers 2 hits theaters.
Despite being a founding member of The Avengers in the Marvel comic books, Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, has yet to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This could be due to Ant-Man's lack of popularity or because Marvel "reserved" the character for Wright, who has been working on his Ant-Man script for years, but the most likely reason is that Wright's Ant-Man won't be scientist-turned-superhero Hank Pym at all, but some other hero, a "bad-ass secret agent" with size-changing powers. Help us cast the Ant-Man movie by telling us who you think has what it takes to play a mini-James Bond with a kookie helmet.
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Finally! The villain of the highly anticipated sequel Star Trek 2 has been revealed! Sort of. Maybe.
While fans have been banging the Khan drum for a while now, director J.J. Abrams has denied the rumors and even dropped a possible hint that Klingons could be the villains of the sequel. Cast member Simon Pegg has also denied the presence of Khan, leaving fans to endlessly speculate over who will be at the crux of the Enterprise's problems.
In what is either a legitimate mistake or deliberate subterfuge, Karl Urban, who dropped an intriguing name to SFX while discussing villain actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) during his press rounds for the upcoming Dredd. WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD >> Posted 07.10.12 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
Since Paramount released director J.J. Abrams's 2009 reboot of the beloved Star Trek franchise, fans have been anxiously awaiting Star Trek 2 (working title). While there's still nearly a year before the sequel arrives in theaters, production on Star Trek 2 has finished, which means audiences are one step closer to seeing the movie.
"We wrapped last week, and it’s going to be awesome," said Simon Pegg recently at the Hero Complex Film Festival (via IFC). There's precious few details available about the sequel, which likely explains why Pegg later joked: "It all starts on the Enterprise. Kirk turns to Scotty and goes, 'You want it?'" more from pegg >> Posted 05.30.12 by Ryan
Just a month after going into production, we now have our first look at J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel. First set photos show Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the movie's unknown villain, fighting each other, not with futuristic weapons, but with their bare hands. A second photo shows Zoe Saldana, returning as Uhura, pointing a phaser while the two battle.
While we don't know exactly who Cumberbatch plays, we do get some clues from the photos. As Yahoo! points out, Cumberbatch is wearing a black Starfleet shirt like Kirk (Chris Pine) wore in the first movie before he was made an officer and his ears are rounded, indicating that he isn't Vulcan - though he appears capable of going toe-to-toe with Spock.
Earlier, Abrams hinted that maybe Cumberbatch is not a villain, but then why would he be exchanging blows with Spock? Guess we'll have to wait until May 2013. click to view the set photos >> Posted 02.25.12 by Chris
Last week, Paramount Pictures revealed the start of production on the highly anticipated sequel Star Trek 2 in a spoiler-free announcement. Even the roles of the new cast members are being kept tightly under wraps. According to Peter Weller's agent, the actor is playing "a C.E.O." though Alice Eve's role is unspecified. Benedict Cumberbatch was added to the cast earlier this month in what is reportedly the role of a villain, though when J.J. Abrams was recently asked whether Cumberbatch was the sequel's villain, he replied: "Who said he's our villain?"
When Cumberbatch spoke to MTV at the Golden Globes, the British actor said he may not be playing a villain after all. cast members and screenwriter discuss the sequel >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan
Director J.J. Abrams hasn't said much about the upcoming sequel to his 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, tentatively called Star Trek 2, other than declaring the rumors of Benicio del Toro (Traffic) playing Khan Noonien Singh in the highly-anticipated sequel were "not true."
Del Toro's no longer in the movie, and recently cast British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, War Horse, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) is believed to be playing the villain. Cumberbatch wouldn't reveal anything about his role in a recent interview, though he did say he was "very, very excited" about it. In an interview with Collider, Abrams discussed the reasons for casting Cumberbatch in the role.
abrams on casting, 3-D and more >> Posted 01.09.12 by Ryan
We just were looking for someone with the most awesome name in history. That was the casting call. We asked for someone with the most awesome name in history, ever, and Benedict Cumberbatch showed up, so we were like, 'You’re cast!
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock) has seen his star slowly rise over the past year, currently appearing in both War Horse and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Cumberbatch will be even busier this year with two roles in the adaptation of The Hobbit and, most recently, landing a role in the highly-anticipated sequel, Star Trek 2. Reportedly, Cumberbatch has been cast in a villain role in Star Trek 2, but when he was interviewed by Collider, he would only say that he was "very, very excited" about the role. more on cumberbatch's role >> Posted 01.07.12 by Ryan