J.J. Abrams Talks Klingons

By Drax Largo on February 19th, 2013

A few new additions from the Star Trek universe will be appearing in the this summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Both the Klingons and Doctor Carol Marcus will debut in the film, and director J.J. Abrams spoke with MTV about their roles.

Even though a scene was shot in 2009’s Star Trek that featured the Klingons, it didn’t make the final cut. Now, however, they’re making a comeback in a big way in this sequel:

“Their role in this is definitely that of adversary,” Abrams teased, “and you’ll see how that plays out.”

It’s been expected by many that Alice Eve’s character  Dr. Carol Marcus will play a love interest to Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, but while that may still may happen, Abrams confirms that the film won’t slow down to squeeze in a sappy love story.

“(Kirk) meets her fairly early on and again she plays a science officer, she’s someone who is a part of the adventure.  I think Chris is right, because it’s very much an action adventure movie and once that gets going it’s a very difficult thing to park the story. So it’s very difficult to do a romantic interlude. Her role is important, she wouldn’t be in the movie otherwise.”

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller star.

J.J. Abrams directs.

Star Trek Into Darkness is in theatres May 17, 2013.

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