J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” sequel is well into production, but we still have no idea what it’s about, even what it’s going to be called (though I think “Star Trek 2″ is good enough; why tack on a silly subtitle?), or even who is playing what. What we do know, though? It’ll probably be awesome. Hopefully, anyway.
But now we know a little bit more, thanks to two action candid photos from the film’s set.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW
Check out your first look at Zoe Saldana (Uhura) wielding a phaser and Zachary Quinto (Spock) going mano-a-mano with Benedict Cumberbatch’s mysterious character. I guess now we know that Cumberbatch won’t be playing a good guy, if Spock pulling that Vulcan death grip on him is any indication. Looks like ol Cumberbatch is fighting back, though.
The untitled “Star Trek” sequel is set for Summer 2013, with all the original cast back, including Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin. Besides Cumberbatch, new castmembers also include Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Noel Clarke, and Nazneen Contractor.
UPDATE: Two more battlin’ pics via Yahoo: