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Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Dec 14 2012, 12:08am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch will play a ''terrorist'' called John Harrison in 'Star Trek'. The 'War Horse' star has set the record straight about rumours he is portraying legendary villain Khan in J.J....

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Benedict Cumberbatch to play 'terrorist' in Star Trek

Dec 14 2012, 12:08am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch will play a ''terrorist'' called John Harrison in 'Star Trek'.

The 'War Horse' star has set the record straight about rumours he is portraying legendary villain Khan in J.J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 sci-fi hit, insisting he will play a brand new anti-hero on a revenge mission that fans can't help but sympathise with.

He told Access Hollywood: ''I play John Harrison who's a terrorist and an extraordinary character in his own right. He's somebody who is not your two-dimensional cookie cutter villain. He's got an extraordinary purpose, and I hope that at one point or other in the film you might even sympathize with the reasons he's doing what he's doing - not necessarily the means and the destruction he causes.

''But it was a great ride, not just because he's the bad guy and the antagonist but also because he has a purpose and it's hard not to see his point of view at certain points.''

The British actor will cause havoc aboard Captain James T. Kirk's (Chris Pine) spaceship the Enterprise, causing tension in his already turbulent relationship with first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto).

Benedict teased: ''He has an interesting relationship with Kirk, and with Spock in a way. He very much plays them off against each other. There's an element of shadow to him and Kirk.''

 
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Wait, So Simon Pegg IS in Star Wars Episode 7?

Jul 30 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Stop all the clocks. Stop the presses. Stop...heck, stop everything.Simon Pegg might actually be in Star Wars Episode VII.And, just to be clear, we don't mean 'Simon Pegg jokingly tweeted a picture of Harrison Ford's parking spot' kind of actually in Star Wars: Damn it! Some bastard stole my parking space! pic.twitter.com/PU0F1grYqL— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) May 14, 2014 This time, it could actually be for real. As in, for real, for real.And wouldn't you ...
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Is Simon Pegg in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Jul 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: Total Film

We love Simon Pegg. We love Star Wars. We also loved Spaced, which sees Simon taking a torch to his Star Wars memorabilia because he hates George Lucas' prequel trilogy so much. The minute JJ Abrams was announced as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, we prayed to the maker that Pegg hadn't burned his chances of appearing in it along with his Jar Jar plushie. But what's that in the distance? Cause for optimism? Help ...
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Simon Pegg Still Won’t Say He’s Not In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Jul 29 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: slash film

Simon Pegg won’t appear in Star Wars Episode VII, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be part of the film in some other way. In a recent interview, Pegg continued to say what he’s always said about the film. He’s a huge fan, he’s friends with writer director J.J. Abrams, he’s visited the set, but him appearing would take people out of the movie. So he continues to say he won’t be on screen in Episode VII. But h ...
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Pegg, Johnson Play It Vague On "Star Wars"

Jul 29 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

During press rounds at Comic Con, actor Benedict Cumberbatch let slip a comment that didn't confirm but did seem to suggest that rumors of actor Simon Pegg making a small appearance in "Star Wars: Episode VII" are true. Speaking with Vulture, Pegg was asked about this and said he won't be seen on screen. He uses his wording very carefully though, in such a way that it now has people thinking he'll have a voice role: "Well, J.J. uses me in differe ...
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Star Wars Bits: Dave Filoni Talks ‘Rebels’, Mark Hamill’s Beard, More Simon Pegg Rumors

Jul 29 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Why is Star Wars Episode VII upsetting Irish bird conservationists? Find out after the jump. Plus: Dave Filoni talks Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: A New Dawn Check out the cover of a new novel featuring Asajj Ventress Hasbro unveils a bunch of new Star Wars toys and figures Benedict Cumberbatch maybe hints at Simon Pegg casting … but Simon Pegg himself isn’t saying anything either way Mark Hamill discusses his “cont ...
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2 days ago

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here

Jul 28 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman was left in a pretty difficult spot at the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. A particularly angry dragon is about to light him up, and chances are the rest of Lake-town may end up a little on the crispy side. Now, we're putting you in a similarly awkward, although slightly less perilous predicament of having to pick one of the two new The Hobbit: The Battle Of T ...
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2 days ago

Benedict Cumberbatch Educates The Penguins Of Madagascar In New SDCC Clip

Jul 28 2014 7:22am CDT | Source: movie pilot

When it comes to upcoming movies being previewed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Penguins of Madagascar felt like it might fly under the radar with the nerd masses...But if this new clip is any indication, the movie is already going to have the children of the nerd masses convinced, and that's all that matters, really.Although Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are their usual selves, they ...
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4 days ago

SDCC 2014: The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Getting a Museum?

Jul 26 2014 3:22pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

The Warner Bros. presentation on Saturday ended with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The new moderator for the end was the one and only Stephen Colbert. As many people know, Colbert is one of the biggest and most knowledgeable Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkin fans, so it was appropriate to have him for the last Middle Earth panel for San Diego Comic Con.The panel started off with very long gag reel from the production of the original Lord of the Rings and the new Hobbit movies. T ...
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4 days ago

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer Description And Panel Recap [Comic Con 2014[

Jul 26 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Peter Jackson took the stage at Hall H at Comic-Con for what was, potentially, the last time Saturday to present the first footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Co-stars Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchet, Elijah Wood and others joined the writer/director to promote the third Hobbit and final film, scheduled for release December 17. St ...
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5 days ago

Is Joaquin Phoenix Doctor Strange?

Jul 25 2014 8:12pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Comic-Con is abuzz that a major announcement from Marvel Studios will be landing tomorrow that hey have found their Doctor Strange for director Scott Derrickson. Last week rumors had placed Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, but given what Cumberbatch said here at Comic-Con about it, that rumor died immediately. But, the word is now that Marvel’s latest superhero will be Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix. We think this is a fantastic choice because Phoenix is without question o ...
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