J.J. Abrams managed to sneak in our first peak at what his Klingons will look like in Star Trek 2 during an interview with MTV. If you look at the image above, behind Abrams you'll see a picture of a Klingon on the computer monitor. I've gotta say... the design is pretty badass! It's just the outer armor of a Klingon, but it's still cool and menacing!
TrekMovie noticed the image and pointed out a photo from a deleted scene in Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie that shows a very similar design. If you want to watch the deleted scene click here. We already know that Klingons will have a part to play in the Star Trek sequel, so it was only a matter of time before something popped up.
In other Star Trek 2 news, Collider talked to Damon Lindelof recently about the movie and talked a little bit about the film being bigger.
There’s certainly an instinct to just go bigger in the second movie and one of the things that we did was we connected all the sets, so you can just basically follow the actors off the bridge, into a turbo lift, down, walking through a plaza, into the med bay as opposed to [having to] cut every time you do that, because when we were shooting on the Paramount stages we just didn’t have the money to connect all the sets.
He went on to talk about Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as the villain, who may or may not end up being Khan.
Benedict Cumberbatch, I can already say with a certain degree of confidence that he is gonna give an iconic film performance and one of the best sci-fi performances that I’ve ever seen. And not even having seen the movie yet, just sitting there in video village with the headphones on. So I’m really psyched.
I love great villain performances! It's good to know we have one to look forward to seeing. What do you all think about the Klingon look?