J.J. Abrams on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and Another Sequel
While we wait to see the badassery of Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams continues to tease the awesomeness of the movie! He recently talked to CraveOnline about the film, and even though he still doesn't give anything away about the story, he's still really excited about the fans being able to watch it, and when talking about the theme of the movie he said,
There’s nothing worse for me than reading what the theme of a book is or a movie and then reading it and being like: that’s the theme. The theme is you feel it...I do think that by default this a deeper movie. It’s certainly a bigger movie because the first one was kind of the origin story which is great because it’s so easy. You just introduce people and yet now they know each other so it has to go deeper.
He then goes on to once again talk about how amazing Benedict Cumberbatch is as the villain, and the rest of the cast in the film saying,
I just can’t wait for people to see the movie. Benedict is unbelievable. It’s a tall order, coming into that movie, because the crew of the Enterprise, that cast is so damn good and they’re wonderful to work with and they’re all good hearts. So, to come into that group, as he did, as Alice Eve did and as Peter Weller did, and be one of the family was something that I was doubtful could happen. And he completely did it. I not only love him in the movie, but I love him, as a human being. He’s an amazing guy. I can’t wait for people to see the movie and experience what he’s done.
He's then asked about the similarities between Cumberbatch's villain and Khan, and the key scene in the trailer that reminded us a lot of The Wrath of Khan, to which he replied...
Well, I would say that you’ve got to see the movie to see. I don’t want to give away what that is, but we’ve all seen Wrath of Khan. With one or two exceptions, we’re not idiots. We are aware of the movie. I love Wrath of Khan.
I have no doubt that Paramount Pictures is going to eventually want to move forward with a third film, but when Abrams is asked if he's thought about it he said...
No, sir, not yet. I’m sure that the studio would love that to be a possibility but it’s up to the audience to decide if there needs to be one...There are things we’ve talked about but there’s no script or anything, it’s just ideas.
I'm sure the movie will do well enough at the box office that we will see another film. The question is, will Abrams direct it or just produce it this time around? He was close to not directing Into Darkness, so there's a big chance he might not return for another one. I guess it all depends on how passionate he is about the story they come up with.
Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on May 17th.