[Movies] J.J. Abrams: 'I Never Denied Star Trek Into Darkness' Big Character Twist' (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.12.2013
Someone did, but not him...
J.J. Abrams recently spoke with Zap2It about Star Trek Into Darkness' big character twist, what mght happen in the third film (which he will produce but not direct) and more. Check out the highlights:
On Benedict Cumberbatch playing Khan: "While I never said that it wasn't Khan -- and Simon Pegg went out and said, 'It's not Khan,' I was like, 'Simon, it kind of is Khan' -- we tried to not reveal it because we wanted people to experience it on their own. If you didn't know 'Star Trek,' it wouldn't matter to you, and if you did, people wouldn't have the story ruined for them going in. But it was important to us that we try and keep the experience of seeing the film fresh and fun, surprising for fans. We didn't want to be coy, but it was important to us that we do everything to preserve the surprise for people watching the movie."
On what might happen in the next: "I think that in the next chapter, it will be very much kind of going past the experiences that are connected to sort of so deeply the pre-existing stories. That's something that we knew we would want to do eventually, and it feels like the right time."
On a potential reunion event for the 10th anniversary of Lost next year: "There's nothing that I've heard of that's been planned yet, but I know there has been some talk about things. I haven't heard anything definitive."