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UPDATE: Sad news: Daniel Craft, the cancer-stricken fan whose wish was granted by J.J. Abrams, passed away days after seeing the film. Abrams told Deadline that Craft's death was "very sensitive" and that his wish was "unbelievably touching."
ORIGINAL STORY: Right from the first episode of Gene Roddenberry's 1966 TV series, the "Star Trek" franchise has been devoted to the idea of hope for a better future through faith in humanity. And according to Cinema Blend, J.J. Abrams has taken that message seriously, as the director of the rebooted franchise has granted one fan his dying wish: To see highly anticipated sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Faith rewarded. Get More »
Does anybody remember laughter? Laughter, in conjunction with beautiful people holding hands and smiling on red carpets?
In a world where Brangelina, Bennifer, Bennifer 2 and TomKat (sorry, Suri, have a cupcake) have all been earnestly embraced by the media and public at large, we have but one whole-hearted plea: just let us have some fun again. There's nothing wrong with being obsessed with celebrity couples (we are, totally), but you know what else is totally allowed? Laughter.
On that note, please consider throwing your support behind CumberPoots. Or, for the uneducated, Benedict Cumberbatch and Imogen Poots.
With filming finally completed on the much anticipated and long delayed sequel to the 2009 megahit "Star Trek," fans have been eagerly awaiting the first footage from J.J. Abrams and company. And last night, Abrams delivered just that during an appearance on "Conan."
But the results may not be quite what you were expecting.
J.J. Abrams has found another crew member.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose star has certainly been on the rise over the past year or so, will boldly go into the realm of "Star Trek 2," according to Deadline.
Cumberbatch's role hasn't been officially announced, though many are speculating that he'll be playing the film's main villain -- though whether this is the same role for which Benicio Del Toro was once being courted is unknown. As usual, it's all hush-hush on board the Enterprise. Get More »
UPDATE: Benicio Del Toro won't be boldly going into "Star Trek 2" after all. Vulture reports that Del Toro was in talks to join the production but the deal went asunder last Wednesday over monetary issues.
With filming scheduled to commence in January, Paramount and director J.J. Abrams have very little time to find a replacement. Del Toro was rumored to have been up for the role of the classic "Trek" villain, Khan (previously portrayed by Ricardo Montalban and his half-bare chest), but that has yet to be confirmed.
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With his weirdly intense hangdog face and his occasional forays into the world of unintelligible mumbling, Benicio Del Toro often seems as though he hails from another planet — which, according to an exclusive new MTV interview with J.J. Abrams, makes him the perfect choice to play the villain in the upcoming blockbuster "Star Trek 2."
Beam us up some of that action.
So just what does Abrams say about the possibility of having Del Toro done a prosthetic forehead and rail against humanity? "He is such an amazing actor, and so versatile, he can sort of do anything," the director told MTV. "Except play Uhura."
Originally published on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2011 at 10:34 a.m. ET.
Move over, Borg. The "Star Trek" universe just got a brand new cyborg badass that makes your spooky square spaceship look like a used Rubik's Cube: Peter Weller.
"Robocop" himself joining the "Star Trek 2?" We'd buy that for a dollar!
Of course, the chances that Weller will actually be playing a cyborg of any kind -- Borg, cop or otherwise -- is pretty slim. Fact is, according to the Total Film report about the deal, we don't have any idea just what role J.J. Abrams has in mind for Weller, which is pretty much par for the course with the secretive Abrams and the even more top secret production of "Star Trek 2." Get More »
Tired of all the secrecy surrounding "Star Trek 2?" Wish you could get some inside dope on the casting? Well, if you want the latest, we suggest you go ask Alice, because we think she'll know.
Alice Eve that is, because according to Variety, the actress has just been signed on to play an unspecified role in the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2009 J.J. Abrams blockbuster "Star Trek." Get More »
Paramount and J.J. Abrams have finally set a date on which to boldly go.
The oft-delayed, seemingly permanently up-in-the-air (or, rather, out-in-space) sequel to Abrams' highly successful "Star Trek" reboot seems to be coming down to Earth as it's set a release date of May 17, 2013, according to Deadline.
The studio had originally penciled in a release date of June 29, 2012, but Abrams' commitment to "Super 8" (and probably a few of the dozen other projects he seems to always have in the works) kept him from being able to deliver the sequel that soon. Get More »
Zachary Quinto is most famous for his sci-fi roles -- he portrayed super-villain serial killer Sylar on NBC's "Heroes," then went on to recreate Spock for a new generation of "Star Trek" fans. But while some may wish the current financial crisis were fantasy fiction, Quinto's new movie "Margin Call" is Sylar-scary and based on something all too real.
Quinto made headlines this week for more than his well-timed financial thriller; as a casual aside during an interview, Quinto came out to a New York magazine reporter, causing a splash that Quinto himself never saw coming.
We spoke to Quinto for his take on Occupy Wall Street (and Boston, London, Phoenix, Seattle, etc.), what's next in the world of "Trek," and how revealing his sexual orientation was a gesture to the community. Get More »