Access Hollywood and Zap2It have spoken to Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch, respectively, about the forthcoming Star Trek 2.
Pine, who plays a young Captain James T. Kirk, said he thought the new movie would be better than the first: “Of course I’m gonna tell you I think it’s gonna be better,” he laughed. “You pick up the characters from where they left off, and the development of the characters, I think, is just as exciting as the first one… And it’s relentless. I think that’s the best adjective I can use.”
As for Cumberbatch, who plays a villain in the sci-fi sequel, he said: “I’ve gone up two suit sizes. The character I’m playing, he’s strong. I can say that much. I’ve changed my physique a bit, so that requires eating like a foie gras goose, well beyond your appetite, And, providing I don’t feel too ill, I then work out two hours a day with a phenomenal trainer. It’s the L.A. way.”
Star Trek 2 also stars John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.