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Star Trek 2 on-set pics give first look at Benedict Cumberbatch's villain

 

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Star Trek 2 was an exciting prospect in itself, before it bagged one of the most exciting actors of the moment as its villain: yep, Sherlock 's Benedict Cumberbatch .

J.J. Abrams has recently started shooting the sequel to his hugely popular reboot, and some on-set pictures have been leaked online.

MTV.com revealed the snaps, which show Cumberbatch's as-yet unnamed character battling Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).



Intriguingly, MTV.com points out that Cumberbatch seems to be wearing a Starfleet uniform under his shiny outerwear, so does this mean he'll be a good guy gone rogue?

This also highlights another interesting aspect of the pics, in that Cumberbatch's character doesn't appear to be either Khan Noonien Singh or a Klingon.

The smart money would be on him playing a calculating, hyperintelligent baddie though. Looks like we'll have to wait for his turn in The Hobbit to see him as a truly unrecognisable villain…

Star Trek 2 will open in the UK on 17 May 2013.

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