Star Trek actor Chris Pine is set to reprise his role as Captain James T Kirk in the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and he has been talking about how his character has evolved since the first movie. Chris claims that, as the movie is set five years after the last one, Kirk is a much more mature person.
Pine explained (via Trek Movie), “I’m different because I am five years older and hopefully a bit more mature and I have had many more experiences since the first film and you can only help that experiences to bear on the character you are portraying at the time. So Kirk is definitely different this time around.”
He added, “The most difficult aspect of this film was firstly the fact that it was a very physical film so the action sequences are very hard and very long. And then I think too, the journey that my character goes through is a very difficult one and very painful to let myself go through those experiences that Kirk goes through during the course of the film.”
As well as Chris Pine, Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana and is once again directed by J.J. Abrams. Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released in both the US and the UK on May 17, 2013.