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.