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Posted by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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New Star Trek Villain Revealed: Get a First Look!

Star Trek 2 might not have an official title just yet, but it appears we have ourselves a villain.

Before the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel hits theaters next year, we snagged a pic that will surely pique the interest of Trekkies.  

A newcomer was spotted battling the likes of Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldana (Lt. Uhura) on the set of the sci-fi flickā€¦and it looked like things were getting pretty intense.

So, who's the villain at hand?

It's BBC Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who has also appeared in films like War HorseTinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Atonement, among others.

Cumberbatch was snapped twisting Spock's arm, and then falling under the intensity of Spock's Vulcan death grip as the duo fought it out. 

But that wasn't all.

The Star Trek newbie also goes head to head with Uhura, who walks towards the unnamed bad guy with a phaser (and a look that means business).

While we're not sure of Cumberbatch's exact role just yet (details of the sci-fi fantasy flick are still being kept under wraps), he can be seen wearing a black version of the Star Fleet uniform under his overcoat in one shot, which makes this particular role even more peculiar.

Cumberbatch confirmed news of his casting back in January, and although he said he was "hugely excited" about snagging the role, he kept mum on any details of exactly what role he would be playing.

For now, it looks like that unanswered question will have to wait until Star Trek 2 hits theaters May 2013.








by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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sara_7106
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Interesting. I didn't think I would like the first movie but it was really good.
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Ohhh I wonder if my hubby knows about this yet!?! 

Kristanene
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I love that guy.  He's awesome on Sherlock!  Wish we could get season 2 over here, but it hasn't been released in the US as far as I know yet.  Anyway, DH and I are huge Trekkies...seen every episode of ever series and all the movies...we're convinced he's supposed to be Khan.

gammie
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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As long as spock is the same guy I will go see the movie. He was HOT!!

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Feb. 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM

hmm. never been a star trek fan, but i do like sci fi. maybe i should try it out.

Jessica020410
by Jessica on Feb. 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I never watched any of them.

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