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May 2013 is still a little while off but with new images being released and the trailers and teasers, J.J. Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch provided a few hints about Star Trek Into Darkness.
Abrams revealed that even though 'darkness' is in the title, the film is not all doom and gloom.
"I love movies that are big and unabashedly a huge fan of big pop mass appeal movies. I do love that. I love being in a theater packed with people and everyone gasping at the same time and having that communal experience. I don’t like going to the movies to feel bad. I don’t like going to the movies to feel depressed and feel diminished. The reason you go to the movies is to feel bigger and stronger and happier," Abrams explained to GyaO!, reports TrekMovie.com.
"So this is a movie that they certainly go ‘Into Darkness,’ but I would be the wrong director if it was about characters staying there. This is very much a movie about hope, about love, about romance, and about facing something that is truly terrifying and finding a way through the connection of your family and surviving and being stronger afterwards," he continued.
Benedict Cumberbatch also spoke about his character and the film's villain John Harrison, who some fans still insist is Khan.
"When J.J. described the role to me… he described someone who was, in movie terms, a mixture of Hannibal Lecter, Jack in The Shining, and the Joker in Batman... He's someone who has enormous physical strength," Cumberbatch said, according to Indiewire.
He went on to reveal, "He's someone who is incredibly dangerous, both as a physical entity and through the use of various technologies and weapons and who performs acts of what I would describe as terrorism. He's also a psychological master. He manipulates the minds of those around him to do his bidding in a very, very subtle way."
Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17, 2013 but fans can now see a nine-minute IMAX 3D preview of the film in IMAX Digital theaters showing The Hobbit.