Chris Pine and screenwriter Alex Kurtzman revealed details on returning for the highly anticipated ‘Star Trek’ sequel while promoting their new film ‘People Like Us,’ ScreenRant is reporting. Not only did they speak about the story of the follow-up film, but also how the antagonist, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will make Kirk the man he needs to be.
Of Cumberbatch’s antagonist, who has yet to be revealed, Pine said he “brings out all of the qualities in Kirk that need to happen in order for Kirk to grow.” Pine added that his co-star is fascinating and smart, and he enjoys watching him work.
Pine added that while he’s not a huge fan of 3-D, he thinks the effect will add in telling the story, which he called much better than it was before. “…Even though they’re a crew from what we know about the original team, the fun of getting there is following that journey to where they become that tight-knit crew,” he said.
Kurtzman added that they don’t want to re-establish the same old crew dynamic from the original ‘Star Trek’ series and subsequent films. “The crew from the original series had gone on many, many journey…and these characters are still figuring out who they are and who they are to each other,” the scribe said of ‘Star Trek 2,’ which is set to hit theaters on May 17, 2013.
Written by: Karen Benardello