It’s Cumberbatch Vs. Quinto in New Photos From Star Trek 2 Set
Warning: Potential spoilers for Star Trek 2 follow!
MTV has a couple of revealing photos from the set of Star Trek 2, perhaps the most secretive movie since … well, J.J. Abrams’ last project. And while we still don’t know who Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch plays in the sequel, we can now say with certainty that he goes a couple of rounds of Zachary Quinto’s Spock, with an apparent assist from Zoe Saldana’s Uhura on what’s being characterized as “a space barge set.”
The website notes that Cumberbatch’s villain, who apparently slips free of Spock’s Vulcan nerve pinch only to be stopped by Uhura with a phaser, is wearing a black Starfleet uniform beneath his uniform, suggesting that he at one point had been an ally.
The film, which began production last month, also stars Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. It opens May 17, 2013.