First set photos from the ‘Star Trek’ sequel
"Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Spock"?
|First set photos from the ‘Star Trek’ sequel|
The photos show Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana time for the roles of Spock and Uhura, along with new cast member Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays their still-unnamed adversary. The actors were photographed while they rehearsed and shot a fight scene on a large exterior set in front of a green screen (the background will be added in later digitally).
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who broke out playing the lead role in "Sherlock, " the BBC's modern-day Sherlock Holmes series. In 2011, he appeared in two critically acclaimed films: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" opposite Gary Oldman, and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "War Horse. " It had originally been announced that Benicio del Toro will be the theif in the new "Star Trek, " but after he dropped from the project Cumberbatch was cast in his place.
Little is well known concerning the character Cumberbatch will play, but we can gather some clues from the photos. He appears to be wearing a black Starfleet shirt like Kirk wore in the first movie before he was made an officer. He's apparently strong enough to tussle with Spock, but his rounded ears would indicate he's not a Vulcan. Also it appears like he made Uhura mad enough to blast him with her phaser (presumably set to stun, not to kill).
Director J. J. Abrams and the cast from the last movie are returning for the next installment, nonetheless it will not beam into theaters until May of 2013.