If you were wondering what you might be calling JJ Abrams’ next Star Trek movie, it probably won’t be ‘Star Trek 2’. Instead, it looks like it might be called ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’.
A while back, a lot of people seemed really damn certain that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan in JJ Abrams’ next Star Trek film. But according to actor Simon Pegg, that’s not the case. He can’t say who Cumberbatch is, but he’s not Khan.
We’ve seen a couple set photos of Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek 2, but it hasn’t been entirely clear who he’s actually playing. Now the rumor mill has started churning with the rumor that Cumberbatch will be playing…
Even though JJ Abrams put a wall of trailers around the Star Trek 2 set, photographers have these things called “ladders” and have come up with a few new set photos showing Spock in some sort of awesome orange metal suit.
About a month ago, several pictures of Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch in character, in costume and on the set of the new Star Trek movie hit the internet. Happens all the time. Only it reeeeally pissed off director JJ Abrams, who had a massive wall made of shipping containers erected around the set to keep the paparazzi out.
Shooting’s underway for JJ Abrams’ Star Trek 2, and in the first two set photos, we see Zachary Quinto as Spock Vulcan neck-pinching the holy fuck out of Benedict Cumberbatch and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.
It must be “Cast all the British actors” time in the pre-production cycle for JJ Abram’s Star Trek 2. Yesterday, we told you about former Doctor Who companion Noel Clarke landing a spot in the movie and now it looks like Benedict Cumberbatch is joining the cast as well.
Joining the ever-expanding cast of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek 2 is Noel Clarke, who if you’re a Doctor Who fan, you may recognize as zero-turned-hero Mickey Smith from the Rose Tyler era of Doctor Who. I wasn’t familiar with Noel Clarke before Doctor Who, but by the time the character of Mickey was fully fleshed out, I was really impressed with Clarke as an actor, so good for him on landing this role.
New Star Trek comic book series will bridge the gap between the first and second JJ Abrams Star Trek films
Even though JJ Abrams next Star Trek movie won’t be out next summer as some had hoped, it’s got a director, it’s got a script and writers and is currently scouting for shooting locations, though it shouldn’t be difficult, since you can drape anything completely in greenscreen cloth.
When JJ Abrams did his Star Trek movie reboot, he conveniently made his Star Trek world a slightly different alternate reality than had appeared in either the original series or any of the original series movies, giving him a lot more room for creativity without brining down the hellfire and brimstone wrath of hardcore Trekkies.