July 16 2024


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Pine: Kirk’s Journey Plus Cumberbatch

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In an interview promoting Rise of the Guardians, Chris Pine, who voices Jack Frost, touched briefly on Star Trek Into Darkness.

Pine talked about what Kirk would do in Star Trek Into Darkness, and he also praised Benedict Cumberbatch.

It was tricky for Pine to speak at all about Star Trek into Darkness, given the veil of secrecy draped over the sequel. “[Cumberbatch] is awesome,” said Pine. “He is; I’m trying to figure out what I can tell you. I guess the thing that struck me is that he did this really wonderful version of Frankenstein on stage, where he incorporated a lot of control over his physicality and how he moved. He does a lot of interesting things in this film that… What can I say? The art of saying something and saying nothing. It’s like a bottom’s-up performance. He fully created a character. The most puzzling actor of all time.”

Pine explained how it felt to play Kirk this time around, and what the character faces in the movie. “It was a different experience this time,” he said about portraying the iconic Captain. “All I can say is Kirk goes on a big journey this time and learns a great deal about himself.”

Rise of the Guardians opens this week. Star Trek into Darkness will appear on movie screens next May.

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