Hats off to JJ Abrams. His valiant attempts to keep the covers as much as possible on Star Trek Into Darkness have been successful thus far, and if he can get to the film’s release date keeping as many secrets of the film in place as possible, then that’s got to be a good thing.
That doesn’t mean he’s not doing his fair share of publicity mind, it’s just he’s careful what he’s saying. In a new interview at Coming Soon for instance, he was asked about the oft-talked about potential similarities to Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan. His answer? “I don’t want to give away what that is, but we’ve all seen Wrath Of Khan. With one or two exceptions, we’re not idiots. We are aware of the movie. I love Wrath Of Khan“.
He’s got a lot of praise too for his cast, with the newcomers cited in this latest interview. “Benedict [Cumberbatch] is unbelievable. It’s a tall order, coming into that movie, because the crew of the Enterprise, that cast is so damn good and they’re wonderful to work with and they’re all good hearts. So, to come into that group, as he did, as Alice Eve did and as Peter Weller did, and be one of the family was something that I was doubtful could happen. And he completely did it. I not only love him in the movie, but I love him, as a human being. He’s an amazing guy. I can’t wait for people to see the movie and experience what he’s done”.
Talk did eventually turn to a third Star Trek movie for Abrams, but no decision has been made as of yet. “I’m sure the studio would love that to be a possibility, but it’s up to the audience to decide if there needs to be one”. He added that “there are things we’ve talked about but there’s no script or anything, it’s just ideas”.