‘Dredd 3D’ Star Karl Urban: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Will Be ‘Epic’, ‘Emotional’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Karl Urban is currently commanding screens nationwide as the title character in Dredd 3D, but in 2013, he’ll be rejoining the ensemble cast of Star Trek for the film’s sequel.
After the actor revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness was Gary Mitchell, an iconic character from the original series’ pilot, speculation has run rampant about how much the follow-up might take from the show, as opposed to trekking off into its own direction.
Speaking to Celebuzz at Fantastic Fest, where Dredd 3D played as one of the opening night films, Urban was perhaps predictably diplomatic about the sequel’s story.
What does Urban promise audiences will experience in the ‘Trek’ sequel?
“It was just wonderful getting back together with that team – we’re like a family,” Urban said. “J.J. Abrams is one of the most brilliant directors that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He’s going to deliver something to an audience that’s going to be epic, that’s going to be emotional, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
When asked if in the sequel he feels a greater sense of ownership 0f “Bones” McCoy, the character first played by DeForrest Kelley, he demurred, confessing his appreciation to get to participate at all.
“I just have such huge admiration for the TOS cast,” he said. “The original series was something special to me that I enjoyed as a kid. And to be a part of that is an amazing privilege.”
Watch the trailer for Dredd 3D, which was released nationwide on Friday, September 21.