"I can't even tell you how many story meetings we had. It just kicks off and doesn't stop for the whole movie." Mattel released three new Hot Wheels Star Trek Into Darkness starship models, and Quantum Mechanix announced plans to release a number of prop replicas based on historical flight models that were seen in Admiral Marcus' office. [61], Following press screenings of the film's first thirty-eight minutes in Brazil, it was confirmed – on 7 March 2013 – that Peter Weller would appear in the film as Admiral Marcus. The coordinates take Scott to Jupiter, where he finds a large shipyard. Damon Lindelof acknowledged, "We've rewritten this thing fifty different times, trying to find it." "All I wanted to do was make sure I made a movie that was working in 2D, but [that] if you see it in 3D you get a little more bang for your buck." It was originally Scott before it changed to Spock. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 23) He elaborated, "This film deals with really archetypal, huge things about growing up, and life and death, so the characters go on an extraordinary journey." Consequently, the antagonist's motives were first-and-foremost "based on his [use] by a corrupted system of power that held the things he held dear against him and tried to manipulate him. The minute it does, we have no right to be doing it any more." "We didn't have a moment where Kirk just lost all hope, and we felt we needed it right before he gets called to action," Maryann Brandon remembered. Kirk notices Harrison in the images with a bag, and asks Pike about it. A big, steaming apple pie of all sorts of great things." "Did you defeat him?" 24 & 26) The movie's screenplay did appeal to him, though. [108] [109] The production unit was also scheduled to film in Pleasanton. Uhura tells her shipmates they will be tortured, interrogated, and killed. He put his crew in the torpedoes in an attempt to smuggle them to safety, but they were discovered, and he was forced to escape alone. He reveals that Khan is none other than Khan Noonien Singh, the most dangerous adversary ever faced by the crew of the elder Spock's Enterprise; Khan is, according to Ambassador Spock, brilliant, ruthless, and will not hesitate to kill every single crew member. Spock. "The process was both extremely laborious and more precise than we ever imagined," explained Bryan Burk. Marcus comes clean about the true nature of Harrison and Harewood's target. ", "Well now, if it isn't Captain James Tiberius... 'Perfect Hair.' [151] The film dropped to third place during the subsequent four-day Memorial Day weekend, but grossed US$47 million. (Empire, issue 287, p. 86; SciFiNow, issue 84, p. 040) Kurtzman recollected, "It took us literally a year of debate, about how to proceed, whether or not it was the right thing to do, what it would mean to do that and what the expectations would be by taking that on." "Watching that incredible footage," he related, "it made me realize if we had an opportunity to shoot some of this movie in IMAX, we'd be crazy not to." Bringing IMAX and 3D technology in gives audiences yet another level of excitement and fun to be had." [58] When interviewed himself, Cumberbatch continued the secrecy by merely pointing to a promotional image and stating he played "that person there." (SciFiNow, issue 80, p. 029). ", "The ship's dead, sir! "We discussed wanting to have something that was an emotional opening," observed J.J. Abrams. Kirk throws the rifle and fire hose, which get sucked into the jumpship's intake. Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body. Search for "Star Trek Into Darkness" on Amazon.com, Title: Scott, who has returned to his post as chief engineer with Keenser, reports the engines are "purring like a kitten" and that the vessel is ready for a long journey. Kirk and Khan don thruster-powered spacesuits and navigate the debris field, heading to the Vengeance. [7] "The studio [Paramount Pictures] understandably wanted the next movie to come out two summers later [than the previous film]," Kurtzman noted. (Star Trek Magazine issue 171, pp. The ship is an enormous unmarked Starfleet vessel, the USS Vengeance. ", "Featurettes", Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray special features) He and Lindelof also asked for fan input on what the general consensus is for the "proper" name of the main deflector dish that has been an integral part of starship design throughout Star Trek. Kirk counters that Pike convinced him to join Starfleet because of his maverick attitude. It has the excitement, it has moments of levity, it has the romance. Regarding the choice of using 3D for this film, Damon Lindelof expressed, "It did not impact the writing of the script [....] All of us were a little bit cynical about doing the movie in 3D [....] So the 3D decision was more along the lines of like 'are we going to screw up Trek by doing this movie in 3D or is Trek ready for 3D?' We are in an entirely different paradigm with our second movie," Damon Lindelof stressed. To me, it was the combination of the opportunity of taking something that was extraordinarily rich and mythic, and also update it, not only with a new actor, but to take the character and to use that character in a way that hadn't been used before." Karl Urban "Although this stuff was in the original scene," stated Maryann Brandon, "they were more implied and referred to than just boldly stated [in the way they ended up being] [....] But I think it was really important, because it's where, again, [...] we're really making clear what the themes are of the film, this idea of personal goals versus universal goals, and universal principles versus taking things into your own hands and deciding that your principles are the ones that are important." Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, Set Phasers to Stream: Here’s All the ‘Star Trek’ Content on CBS All Access, Spider-Man And Venom Will Reportedly Team Up Against Carnage, Chris Pine Is Ready for Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’: ‘It Would Be Tremendously Entertaining’, The Top 200 Movies as Rated by Women on IMDb in 2018, IMDb 25: The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema, Our On-Screen Affair with Benedict Cumberbatch. On 30 April 2012, it was reported that Benedict Cumberbatch's role in the film was that of Khan Noonien Singh. "Now we have the opportunity to do something that Star Trek II did, which is recognize them more fully and have them be more in the places where you expect and hope if you are a fan," Roberto Orci mused. Spock, protected by a copper-colored environmental suit, is preparing to detonate a cold fusion device inside the volcano that would stop a cataclysmic eruption from extinguishing life on the planet. [120] An alternate cut of the scene where Kirk loses his command was the version in which Pike personally demotes him and takes control of the Enterprise, immediately relegating Kirk to first officer. [153] The film was less successful than its predecessor in North America but exceeded it in other countries such as Russia and China, overall bringing the worldwide total to a larger amount than the first film a month after its release. (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 82), J.J. 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