Chris Pine is set to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, which is released next year. The villain in Star Trek Into Darkness comes in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison and Chris says that he is one of the movie villain greats.
Pine was speaking to Access Hollywood when he explained, “Benedict is a much colder, cleaner bad guy. His primary weapon is the ability to manipulate and his ability to use psychological warfare on the crew.”
He added, “[Kirk is] brought to his knees and has to face his own vulnerability and his own feelings of self-doubt about whether or not he is capable of leading his crew in the battle.”
As well as Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura. Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released in both the US and the UK on May 17, 2013.