J.J. Abrams’ untitled Star Trek sequel appears to have added Alice Eve to the cast. Variety has the word, suggesting that Eve will play an all-new character and not one previously established in Star Trek canon.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin are expected to all reprise their roles as members of the Enterprise crew with Abrams back in the director’s chair and a script again from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Benicio Del Toro has been named as Abrams’ top choice for the film’s lead villain, but nothing official has, as of yet, been announced.
Variety‘s article goes on to suggest that Del Toro’s role is likely a familiar Trek character and that he’ll be accompanied by another, older supporting villain that has yet to be cast.
The Star Trek sequel is expected to begin production in January, shooting in 3D, and will see a release on May 17, 2013.
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