Instead of using this space as an introduction, I’ll use it to say you won’t be getting Benedict Cumberbatch character spoilers here but you will find out who Peter Weller will be playing in the film. Got it? Good. Let’s go.
J.J. Abrams and Cumberbatch spoke with Total Film recently about the villains in the current Star Trek films.
“[Nero] was just a raging, vengeful lunatic,” said Abrams. “All he wanted to do was destroy Vulcan, Earth and the Federation…He had backstory but was kind of irrational. The beauty of Benedict’s is that he’s completely rational. He’s someone that you can have conversations with. You couldn’t sit down and talk to Nero – he’d bite your head off!”
As far as his part in it, Cumberbatch had this to say, “I did a lot of close combat training. He’s a kick-ass warrior, as masterful with his hands and body as he is with weapons…You will have a great discovery during this film, which I think is great…[My costumes] look great. Some of them were (no pun intended) cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug; you can almost see what religion I am…”
Well that’s…I…I’m sorry, was someone talking?
Although we’re still questioning Cumberbatch’s role, Weller, of RoboCop fame, has had this role undercover for a while as well. [Character name spoilers to follow] According to ComingSoon.net, the actor will be playing Admiral Marcus, presumably the father of Alice Eve’s Dr. Carol Marcus.