Several of the actors from Star Trek Into Darkness spoke about their characters and the movie while on a promotional tour in Japan.
The Japanese press saw the first nine minutes of the movie, but have to keep mum on what they saw until the preview officially debuts on December 14 at the IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Benedict Cumberbatch spoke about his villainous character. “He is very ruthless,” said Cumberbatch. “He is not a clearly good or evil character. He is a villain but the actions he takes has intent and reason.
“He is a complicated character not to be judged by white-or-black, or good-or-evil. But this is the appeal of J.J.’s works and I felt challenge as an actor.”
Chris Pine detailed what will change with Kirk in this movie. “In the previous movie, Kirk was a selfish young man,” he said. “This time, as a leader, he grows up to be a man leading everyone despite getting out of his mind.”
J.J. Abrams explained the movie title. “I would avoid saying ‘Part 2’ and hate titles with colons,” he said. “This time, each characters steps deeper into darkness. It reflects that….This movie has theme that Kirk and crew are ‘tried’ in face of an unexpected and horrible event.”