- 04 September 2012
- By John Howell
Chris Pine, who plays a younger Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' first Start Trek movie, recently spoke to Total Film about what to expect in the second.
"We're not making Batman," he revealed. "That's not our deal. There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one."
I was pretty sure they weren't making Batman, but I'm glad he cleared up any confusion Star Trek or Batman fans may have had (it would have been like buying a Samsung phone when you actually wanted an iPhone instead - which happens all the time apparently). Batman running around on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise would have looked pretty odd too. No doubt Kirk would have had to fight Batman "mano-a-mano" to decide who would captain the ship and there would have been some sort of three way love triangle between Uhura, Spock and Batman, which would have turned the whole film into a complicated inter-species romance. Pure logic against a guy in a bat suit? How could any woman decide?
Chris Pine went on to say that:
"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story - I can't hype it enough!"
Chris Pine stars in the second installment with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek 2 will be released 17 May, 2013. Chris Pine is currently shooting the Jack Ryan reboot directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Remember, J.J. Abrams is directing this one, not Christopher Nolan, so don't blame me if you buy a ticket expecting to see Batman and end up in outer space. I won't be held responsible.
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