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STAR TREK 2 (2013): Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Villain by J.J. Abrams

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast in Star Trek 2. J.J. Abrams Star Trek 2 (2013) main villain has been a point of conjecture until Benedict Cumberbatch nabbed the role. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek 2 role (Untitled Star Trek Sequel at IMDb) is completely unspecified at this point. There is no word on whether he will be playing a human, an alien, an inter-dimensional being, nothing.

Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to landing leading roles in big-budget films or TV shows for that matter:

Cumberbatch landed some sought-after roles recently in War Horse (as ’Major Stewart’) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(‘Peter Guillam’). He will also portray ‘Smaug the Dragon’ through motion capture and voice the ‘Necromancer’ in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again. The 35-year-old London-born thesp is a veteran of both theatre and TV, most notably as ‘Sherlock Holmes’ in the 2010 modern BBC adaptation series Sherlock). He also starred as ‘Stephen Hawking’ in 2004’s Hawking and received a nomination for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Nymph for Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor.

Regarding Star Trek 2‘s script:

The Star Trek sequel is being co-written by Abrams with Lost’s Damon Lindelof, plus Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci.

How will Star Trek 2 be shot:

JJ is going to be making the movie in 3D

Usually I do not like films in 3D, Avatar being the exception, but tech-heavy, outer space Star Trek 2 will be ameliorated by visualization within 3D.

Star Trek 2 also stars Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Alice Eve, John Cho, Peter Weller, and Tom Archdeacon.

For more Star Trek 2 photos, videos, and information, visit our Star Trek PageStar Trek 2 will be released in US theaters through Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2013.

Source: VarietyLiveforfilms, Deadline, Slashfilm

 

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