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We’re still praying for a teaser trailer before the summer’s over, but as of now we’ve seen nothing of Star Trek 2. There were some fans’ on set photos and videos, but nothing that’s given us a sense of what to expect  from the sequel. What we do know is portions of the movie have been filmed for IMAX and that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s villain is freakin incredible, will blow our minds, but is most definitly not Khan. At least that’s this week’s story.

Speaking with Collider, Chris Pine spoke about filming with IMAX cameras,

They are big cameras.  They are big, loud cameras!  And the things take forever to reload.  It’s literally 20 minutes to reload a camera.  I think the first thing that I saw on IMAX was ‘The Avengers’.  The scope and the size of it are pretty neat, I will say that.  I think J.J. did a good job of knowing which scenes to marry with the IMAX and which scenes would really pop, like they did with [‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’].  When Tom [Cruise] is on that huge building, it made all the sense in the world to do it in IMAX.

And about the balance of big, action set pieces with those quieter character moments,

With J.J. and company – [screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof] – what they’re really, really good at and what sets them apart is that they know how to do the action, and they know that if you don’t give them the small character-driven drama, you can blow up anything you want and no one cares.  People will leave the theater because we’ve all seen it, a million ways.  With the second one, people will find that it’s the mythic structure, done really well.  The character journeys are just perfect mythic structures.  They do it so well.  The journeys with the characters will be really great, and the explosions and set pieces are going to knock people out of their seats.

I’m expecting this sequel to deliver, but I do worry if they set the bar to high for themselves with the first film. What do you think? And will you shell out the extra dough for IMAX?

Alex Kurtzman has also been dropping bits and bobs about the sequel, specifically talking about the flick’s villain portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinema Blend,

He’s a genius.There are certain actors who have the ability to take a line of dialogue and add a ring to it that you didn’t even know you put into the dialogue, into the line. And he’s one of those really brilliant actors. Just listening to him talk…you could enjoy him reading the phone book.

Sequels are about your bad guy. Because your first movie is always about the becoming of [the hero] and your bad guy has to test that hero in a very significant way. And he’s an incredibly formidable presence. He’s amazing. Are you going to be scared of him? S**t yeah!

I’ve no doubt Cumberbatch will be fantastic. Have you seen Sherlock? I rest my case. Now whether or not it’ll be a movie villain for the ages like Ricardo Montalban’s Khan? We’ll have to wait and see.

Star Trek 2 release on May 17th, 2013, on a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you?

Source: Screen Rant

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