Even after seeing the first trailer for J.J. Abram's Star Trek Into Darkness, we're still left with a ton of questions. Even those that saw the nine minute preview of the film didn't get everything they were hoping to get. I think the more we see of the film the more questions we'll have. One of the main questions on people's minds right now is who exactly is this John Harrison villain in the film? I personally think the villain is a combination of Kahn and Gary Mitchell. Some more interesting info is revealed for the film in this great recent interview.
Chris Pine (Jim Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Benedict Cumberbatch (John Harrison) sat down with MTV recently and talked about the highly anticipated sequel. Cumberbatch offers some new details on the villain he plays saying,
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.
Giving away the full motivation would ruin it, but it's personal. It's also political, I think. He's somebody who, at some point in the film, you should feel a certain amount of empathy towards his cause, if not his means. ... There's no two-dimensional obstacle he presents purely and simply by the fact that he's opposing our hero. He has an interesting relationship with Kirk, and with Spock in a way. He very much plays them off against each other. There's an element of shadow to him and Kirk.
Quinto goes on to talk about the possibility of one or more Enterprise crew members being killed off. The stakes are a lot higher this time around, and he also weighs in on the villain saying it's different from any villain that we've seen in Star Trek before,
There's reason to worry, let's say that much. The enemy that we face in this movie played by Benedict Cumberbatch is entirely different than enemies that we've seen this crew face in the past. There is an insidiousness, a ruthlessness and a fierce intelligence about his character that almost infiltrates and undermines the connectivity of the crew. There's a lot more at risk, so.. who knows.
Pine goes on to talk about his love interest in the film, Carol Marcus who is played by Alice Eve, and the role she plays in the story.
What I will say about the film is that so much happens, with the action, the plot, the current of it is so fast, there's really not much time for Kirk to do anything other than save the crew and save his own ass, because danger is imminent, and all that. But clearly, Kirk being Kirk, Kirk loves a blonde, and Alice is a beautiful woman, so the flirting and the connection is there. I'll leave it to the people who watch to see how far it goes. But what she adds to it ... she, her scientific knowledge and her education, scientifically speaking, plays a big part in helping solve the crisis.
Star Trek Into Darkness is set to hit theaters May 17th, 2013. What do you think about the information contained in these interviews? This is some exciting stuff, and I can't wait to see how this story plays out on the big screen! From the look of it it's going to be epically awesome! Check out the video interview below!