It amazes me how much info J.J. Abrams has been able to keep under his hat about Star Trek Into Darkness. We still know very little about the story--we've got the basics down and that's all I really need right now. I'm already excited to see the movie, and I have no doubt it's going to blow fans away!
One of the biggest subjects of conversation about the movie is its villain, John Harrison, played by Bendedict Cumberbatch. Apparently it's still a hot topic, Total Film recently talked to the director and the actor about the character. Abrams went on to compare his last villain Nero to Harrison saying,
[Nero] was just a raging, vengeful lunatic. All he wanted to do was destroy Vulcan, Earth and the Federation...He had backstory but was kind of irrational. The beauty of Benedict's [John Harrison] is that he's completely rational. He's someone that you can have conversations with. You couldn't sit down and talk to Nero - he'd bite your head off!
Cumberbatch then describes the character as a kick-ass warrior,
I did a lot of close combat training. He's a kick-ass warrior, as masterful with his hands and body as he is with weapons...You will have a great discovery during this film, which I think is great...[My costumes] look great. Some of them were (no pun intended) cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug; you can almost see what religion I am...
The movie also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve. It's set to launch on May 17th, 2013. Here's the synopsis...
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.