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Star Trek 2: Dont Expect The Crew To Group Hug Just Yet

Don’t expect the Enterprise crew to be a full-functional, well-oiled team in the JJ Abrams-directed Star Trek 2 .

According to writer/producer Alex Kurtzman in a Movieweb interview, “Without spoiling anything, the challenge is that you don’t want to jump too far ahead and assume that just because they got together they’re all comfortable with each other,” he says. “They’re still all working out their kinks and still becoming the bridge crew that we remember from the series. That’s still very much alive and look, any good sequel is about the challenge that the group faces in order to become the unified team and I think that that challenge in this movie is going to be hopefully amazing.”

Kurtzman also talks about Benedict ( Sherlock ) Cumberbatch, who is widely rumoured to be playing a villain in the film: “He's incredible. What he does with language is incredible. His training is amazing and he’s so magnetic, he holds the screen in any size frame, he really is a joy to watch.” , said Kurtzman, of the British actor’s work.

Star Trek 2 is released in the UK in May 2013.

See more pics of Cumberbatch on the Star Trek 2 set.