Over the decades, the 'Star Trek' franchise has been a lot of things, but it's never really been about action. Director JJ Abrams pushed this universe in that direction with his 2009 reboot, but there's no denying it with 'Star Trek Into Darkness': this thing is an action movie through and through. Two newly released images from the film do little to change that particular perception.
It seems impossible that 'Star Wars Episode 7' is still two years (at least) away. It feels like we've been talking about it forever! Then again, if we feel exhausted by it, imagine how director JJ Abrams must feel...and he hasn't even begun shooting yet. Although he's not allowed to say anything solid yet (and he's JJ freakin' Abrams, so he wouldn't say anything even if he could), the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director recently discussed the project, talking about what it means to be attached to what's undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest movies of all time.
Between the titular role of 'Dredd' and the iconic portrayal of classic 'Star Trek' character Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Karl Urban needed little help breaking out as a major Hollywood talent. Even so, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams has decided to continue his relationship with Urban, tapping the actor for the lead role in forthcoming FOX drama pilot 'Human,' a new high-concept drama of police officers and their android partners. Get an inside look at Karl Urban's new TV role inside!
'Star Trek 3' has been the topic of discussion for a lot of Trekkies, especially now with J.J. Abrams moving over to direct the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7' movie and a certain Enterprise actor or two who said they'd be disappointed if he decides to not return for a third film. With or without Abrams, however, (and it'll probably be with, if only on a production basis) is Paramount already prepping 'Star Trek 3' for 2016?
There's no getting around it: JJ Abrams has transformed the 'Star Trek' franchise into an action series. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is a question the fans can debate in the comments below, but the newest trailer for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' isn't at all shy about showing off the film's galaxy-spanning action.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard the news: JJ Abrams is officially directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII.' Even if you didn't hear it, you surely felt the rumble that shook the entire planet after the news caused the entire internet to break in half. While fans and critics alike debated what this meant for the 'Star Wars' franchise, another question arose. With Abrams departing for a galaxy far far away, what was going to happen to the 'Star Trek' franchise?