Chris Pine wasn’t able to say much about Star Trek 2 in a recent interview with MTV, but he gave a little insight into the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch and was full of praise for Cumberbatch.
“There is so much happening in [the] script,” said Pine. “I can’t say much of anything.”
“As you know from Benedict, just watching him, vocally, he’s fascinating,” said Pine. “He’s got this deep resonate voice. He’s a fascinating face. He’s a lovely guy and just super smart. You want to see something firing in his brain, so he’s not just a blood-dripping-from-the-fangs bad guy. Benedict brings those kinds of smarts.”
And how will Cumberbatch’s character affect James T. Kirk? “It is structured so that the antagonist brings out all of the qualities in Kirk that need to happen in order for Kirk to grow,” said Pine.