Director JJ Abrams has finally answered the prayers of Trekkies everywhere. His new movie, Star Trek Into Darkness will land in theaters on May 17th.
Abrams does acknowledge that the wait was long but defends his decision saying he’s happy he didn’t try to speed the process.
“It’s not decades, but it’s long enough that you do have to remind people what the thing is and where it’s at,” Abrams told Entertainment Weekly.
“It would have been better probably for the studio if the sequel came out earlier, because it would have been fresher in people’s minds,” he said.
“But I’m happy I didn’t rush it. It wouldn’t have been a better movie if it came out earlier, I know that.”
Returning to the franchise are Chris Pine (Captain James T Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), John Cho (Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov).
Hayley Atwell, Teresa Palmer and Alice Eve battled for the role of Dr. Carol Marcus, Kirk’s eventual wife. Eve won the part.
Playing the antagonist is British actor Benedict Cumberbatch who co-writer of the film described as a “member of Starfleet who turns on Starfleet”.
Cumberbatch starred in BBCs version of Sherlock Holmes as the brilliant detective himself and might I say he pulls of the character without a hitch.
Benedict was recommended to JJ Abrams by his Super 8 co-producer Steven Spielberg, who directed the actor in the film War Horse.
In the sequel the young and headstrong Captain Kirk goes against orders once again. This time he takes the Enterprise on the trail of a terrorist, violating Starfleet orders in the process, thus putting his command and everyone on board in jeopardy.
Star Trek Into Darkness looks as though it’s going to be every bit as good as its first outing in 2009.
I will admit though, I may be a little bias. I will pay good money for anything with J.J Abrams’ name attached to it. However, I posted the international trailer below so you can make the call yourselves.