John Cho Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
The actor (who plays 'Sulu' in the J.J. Abrams helmed franchise) discusses the movie, addressing the gap between Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as the additions of new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve.
The plot of Star Trek Into Darkness is still shrouded in secrecy, and we have yet to see so much as an official still or piece of footage from J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel. With all of the cast members from the last film set to return, and a few new notable additions, fans have an awful lot to look forward to. In a recent interview with IGN Movies, John Cho ('Sulu') talks in detail about returning for the follow-up and the new cast members. You can read his thoughts on the film being shot in IMAX by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
On Returning To The World Of Star Trek After Such A Long Period Of Time Since The First Movie:
It was weird. It was embarrassingly familiar! We immediately started up with the same jokes that we run into ground. But that’s the kind of experience that’s so unique. The people you go on that journey with, you’re bonded with forever. It’s very special to come back to something like that. I think we got closer than we did on the first one even because we had that thing going. It was a lot of fun. I think the second one may be magnificent, baby. You can quote me on that. I think it may be amazing.
On Moving Past The Origin Story To Pick Up With The Now Established Crew:
You know, I think J.J. and I had a conversation about that. That was the difficulty of the first movie, getting all these narratives started. There’s a larger narrative of the story, and then there’s all these origin tales -- not just for the unit, but for each particular person. I think this movie is different from the first one in that we can get started on the story right away. It feels to me -- having read it and having done it -- like a more expansive story because we can devote more screen time to it.
On Welcoming New Actors Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) And Alice Eve (Men In Black 3):
Yeah, I guess looking back on it, it did put us in the position of being hosts. But they didn’t need hosts. They’re whip-smart, amazing people. They’re so good, such good actors. Having said that, they blended in right away. They were right there giving us s**t back and forth. It was a lot of fun. I’m embarrassed to say how much fun it was because we did get paid. They did cut us checks! So maybe I shouldn’t emphasize how fun it was.
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