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Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams Praises Benedict Cumberbatch

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/07/2013

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At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Christina Radish of Collider was treated to an inside look at J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, and particularly his feelings about Benedict Cumberbatch.




Here’s the Star Trek Into Darkness excerpt,  from Christina Radish’s January 6th, 2013 column on Collider.

Fans originally thought Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Khan.  Now that we know he’s playing John Harrison, were you thinking at the time, “Don’t worry, guys, I’ve got this.  We’re not going to do what you think.”?


ABRAMS:  I just can’t wait for people to see the movie.  Benedict is unbelievable.  It’s a tall order, coming into that movie, because the crew of the Enterprise – that cast – is so damn good and they’re wonderful to work with and they’re all good hearts.  So, to come into that group, as he did, as Alice Eve did and as Peter Weller did, and be one of the family was something that I was doubtful could happen.  And he completely did it.  I not only love him in the movie, but I love him, as a human being.  He’s an amazing guy.  I can’t wait for people to see the movie and experience what he’s done.




Brought to you by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robots, Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters in 2D and 3D, May 17, 2013! The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Benedict Cumbercatch. Directed by JJ Abrams.


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