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Abrams talks Klingons and Carol Marcus

February 20th, 2013 by Marc Comments

J.J. Abrams has been speaking with MTV about what we can expect from Star Trek Into Darkness with regard to Klingons and the character of Carol Marcus.

In the director’s first Star Trek film back in 2009, the Klingons were previously seen during deleted scenes to show that Nero (Eric Bana) was their prisoner for a matter of years before managing to escape.

However, in this year’s sequel we can expect to see more of the ultimate Trek villains.

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

With regard to Carol Marcus, the Lost creator said fans shouldn’t expect the film to slow down to create a romantic development between her and Kirk.

“(Kirk) meets her fairly early on and again she plays a science officer, she’s someone who is a part of the adventure,” he said. “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.”

Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Alice Eve, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, and Benedict Cumberbatch, and is released this coming May.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….