Chris Pine Hypes Up 'Star Trek 2' Saying 'We're Not Making Batman'
No - they're making Trek! None of this pansy billionaire in a cape crap, we're talking about huge starships that can travel anywhere in our universe and an extremely intelligent group of humans and aliens. While we still haven't seen a frame of footage, a single photo or anything at all for J.J. Abrams' still-untitled Star Trek 2 sequel yet, due out next summer, we do keep hearing quotes and buzz about it anyway. The latest comes from Kirk himself, actor Chris Pine, who in a recent interview spoke briefly about how "the threat is even greater in this one" and how the story is "like the original, but darker." But that's not all he mentions.
"We're not making Batman. That's not our deal," Pine told us. "There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one."
"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story - I can't hype it enough!"
While, yes I know he is Chris Pine aka Captain Kirk and does star in the movie and want it to be a big hit, he even clearly admits "I can't hype it enough" and I'm right there with him. Even though this quote doesn't exactly reveal anything new, it does make me more excited for what we will be seeing next summer. And it also, kind of, addresses the criticisms with the first movie and its screenplay. At least he's making it out to sound like they really took things to another level with this sequel, not only darker, but with bigger character arcs and a massive story. Now I get why Abrams needed all the extra time he could get to finish this before next May. We'll continue to keep you updated on anything Star Trek 2 in the meantime. Cool?