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Star Trek Beyond Trailer Twitter Reactions

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Do we have another Star Trek Into Darkness on our hands?

By all indications, if the below Twitter reactions to the Star Trek Beyond trailer are anything to go by, Paramount has another bomb on their hands.

Hey, it can’t get any worse than the Benedict Cumberbatch vs. Zachary Quinto geek fight from the last movie, right?

Well, it does use Beastie Boys, so there is that…

Check out the tweets, which includes some of mine as well as Hollywood and DC Comics writer Max Landis, as well as followers of Cosmic Book News on Twitter.

You can view the Star Trek Beyond trailer here.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.

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Shades Of Star Trek Into Darkness: What The Star Wars Trailer Is Missing

Today saw the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (above), which generally has been favorably received by the internet.

We got a first look at the next generation with first looks at John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, as well as the World Cup version of R2-D2.

We got the Call Of Duty Stormtroopers, assumed to be the new 501st Battalion.

We got a look at the new big bad of the movie with a new big bad lightsaber, which might suggest the big bad doesn’t know what he is doing as the lightsaber appears to be make-shift, with theories flying around that it even features exhaust ports.

We got a look at the cool new look of the X-Wings, and we got a look at Tie-Fighters that haven’t changed in 30+ years.

We also got a look at the updated Millennium Falcon and the new John Williams Star Wars music score.

Well, there is one thing that was missing from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and it is also something that was missing from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness.

Space.

Star Trek Into Darkness – considered the worst of the franchise by Trekkers – saw Abrams for the most part ground the movie on Earth. We had two “geeks” battling it out on the ground – Zachary Quinto as Spock vs. Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan – with the film taking place at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco.

The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t feature space as well:

Obviously, Abrams can’t ground Star Wars on Earth, but we do see the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wings and the Tie-Fighters all cruising through the atmosphere. 

We see a majority of the characters on the ground as well.

And what don’t we see?

Space.

JJ, let’s not forget how it all started: The first Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope trailer started off with, “Somewhere in space…” and then proceeded to show us just that (see below).

Hopefully you are not making the same mistake as Star Trek Into Darkness in keeping the movie grounded in a poor attempt to relate to the “general” audience.

It’s called Star Wars for a reason, son.

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2014 Oscar Nominations Announced; No Man Of Steel; Iron Man 3 Gets Nominated

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The Academy has announced the 2014 Oscar Nominations.

Iron Man 3 gets nominated for for Best Visual Effects.

The category also includes Star Trek Into Darkness, Gravity, The Hobbit, and Lone Ranger.

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel gets passed up again. Seems the Hollywood critics didn’t favor it too much; Hans Zimmer’s score wasn’t even nominated.

Here is the full list of Oscar nominees.

Tune in March 2nd on ABC at 7pm ET  for the 2014 Oscars.

 

BEST PICTURE

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR

  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
  • Alexander Payne – Nebraska
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’O – 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Craig Borton, Melissa Warlick – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
  • Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope – Philomena
  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
  • Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Missing Picture
  • Omar

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
  • 20 Feet from Stardom

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

  • CaveDigger
  • Facing Fear
  • Karama Has No Walls
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Jack Hall

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • American Hustle
  • Gravity
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • 12 Years a Slave

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Philippe Le Sound – The Grandmaster
  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
  • Roger Deakins – Prisoners

BEST FILM EDITING

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips 
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • John Williams – The Book Thief
  • Steven Price – Gravity
  • William Butler and Owen Pallett – Her
  • Alexandre Desplat – Philomena
  • Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Alone, Yet Not Alone” – Alone, Yet Not Alone
  • “Happy” – Despicable Me 2
  • “Let It Go” – Frozen
  • “The Moon Song” – Her
  • “Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek Into Darkness 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • American Hustle
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Invisible Woman
  • 12 Years a Slave 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • The Lone Ranger 

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • All Is Lost
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lone Survivor

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Lone Survivor 

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • Feral
  • Get a Horse!
  • Mr. Hublot
  • Possessions
  • Room on the Broom 

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
  • Helium
  • Pitakko Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
  • The Voorman Problem 
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Man Of Steel Visual EFX Gets Snubbed By Oscars; Thor 2, Iron Man 3 & More Nominated

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The Oscars released their ten movies being considered for the Best Visual Effects, and Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is not among them.

The ten movies making up the list include:

Elysium
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Oblivion
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
Pacific Rim
World War Z

Man of Steel was also absent from the People’s Choice Awards.

The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 1st, 2014.

 

Press Release

10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar® Race

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

         “Elysium”
         “Gravity”
         “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
         “Iron Man 3”
         “The Lone Ranger”
         “Oblivion”
         “Star Trek Into Darkness”
         “Thor: The Dark World”
         “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim”
         “World War Z”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

Oscars nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Watch The Brilliant Enterprise – GE Commercial With Sulu & Science Officer 0718

Below you can check out a new commercial for GE featuring the new Star Trek, Sulu and Science Officer 0718. John Cho plays Sulu with Joseph Gatt as Science Officer 0718. Gatt was just named as Styr for Season 4 of Game Of Thrones.

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J.J. Abrams Hints Star Trek 3 Will Be More Like Fans Expect; Talks Rupert Wyatt (Video)

At the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-Ray release party, J.J. Abrams talked a bit about Star Trek 3 offering they are working on the story.

Abrams doesn’t offer much, but does state Star Trek 3 will continue from where Into Darkness left off with the start of its five year mission, perhaps hinting that the next movie will be more akin to what fan’s expect.

“This film ends with the beginning of this five year mission so it makes sense that we sort of be following some aspect of that,” Abrams told HitFix. “It’s too early to talk about any of the details, but I will say there have been a lot of exciting ideas discussed about what comes next.”

The beginning of the five year mission suggests space travel and exploration as the original series went that route, with some having a problem with Star Trek Into Darkness being set on Earth.

When pressed about a director being attached to Star Trek 3, Abrams says there is none, and when the rumor of Ruper Wyatt directing is brought up, Abrams has only good things to say about the director.

It’s thought that J.J. Abrams will not be directing Star Trek 3 due to being committed to Star Wars, but Abrams says he plans to be involved in the film in some capacity.

“I plan to be involved in the story and producing the film and I feel very blessed to be involved at all,” he said.

Watch the video with J.J. Abrams talking Star Trek 3:
 

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Dear Bob Orci: The Internet Is Right; Star Trek Into Darkness Is Awful

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Well, I finally got a chance to see Star Trek Into Darkness; actually just got done watching it on-demand as the movie became available this week.

My first thought was that Star Trek Into Darkness is the Bendis and Loeb version of Wrath of Khan.

It’s dumbed-down; has a pitiful storyline; the character development is non-existant; the acting is sub-par. 

Essentially it was just an awful movie that ripped off Star Trek II, didn’t pay homage, and didn’t even come close to doing it justice.

Now I see why Star Trek Into Darkness was voted the worst movie of the franchise. Not because Trekkers are crazy fanboys, but because it’s a bad movie.

It felt artificial and forced right from the get-go. The outfits and costumes look absolutely ridiculous. And you know what? This is a star trek so stay the heck off of Earth. Seriously.

Obviously I am really disappointed. I loved the 2009 reboot, but something – everything – was missing from this movie.

The story was just not there.

So Khan was awakened by a Star Fleet officer who wanted to start a Klingon war, but couldn’t come up with ideas for weapons? Huh? The Federation has advanced 300 years and it’s – what? – embedded into them that they are too peaceful? What happened? Did that 300 years cause their testosterone levels to drop exponentially? Ridiculous.

I also wasn’t happy with any of the acting. Strike that; Benedict Cumberbatch did what he could with Khan, his was by far the best showing; however, he didn’t even compare to Ricardo Montalbán. Some might argue ‘well, it’s a reboot and different character,’ but that’s nonsense as it is Khan. What was also complete nonsense was Kirk and Spock switching places, with Spock yelling “KHAN!” Yeah, the dramatic impact of William Shatner was just not there. Sorry. Not even close.

I also didn’t like how the crew behaved: At times, it didn’t seem as if there was really a Captain on deck, as if they were all sharing the same rank. Maybe that was the intent, but I didn’t like it. And I didn’t like how Uhura would answer Spock with an “uh huh” instead of a “yes, sir.” She’s a Federation officer on board a Federation ship, she should know better (but it’s really not “her” that I am blaming here, right?).

The movie was very predicatable and very anti-climactic. Sorry, the Star Trek Into Darkness theme music didn’t do much for me after the 10th or 11th time of playing. It was like ‘okay, here we go again.’

What this movie felt like to me was it had a script that couldn’t work out the storyline, make it gel or make it pay off, and Abrams did the best he could do to edit it together with what he had, which ended up not being much. It was like ‘okay, we gotta use this character and this character and this scene and this scene and somehow make it work.” Well, it didn’t.

Remember when Khan asks Spock,”Shall we begin?” Well, I’m still waiting…

Star Trek Into Darkness runs on empty, folks.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Says “No Offer Has Been Made” For Star Wars: Episode VII

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Benedict Cumberbatch is currently at the Toronto Film Festival where the hot-in-demand actor commented on the Star Wars: Episode VII rumors.

It’s been said that Disney LucasFilm will be announcing Cumberbatch as part of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast, with another rumor stating he is to play a Sith Lord.

However, Benedict Cumberbatch tells AccessHollywood that while he would love to work with J.J. Abrams again, no offer for Star Wars has been made.

“This is the simple truth. J.J. [Abrams] and I have worked together before. I would love to work with him again,” he said, referring to “Star Trek Into Darkness,” where he played Khan.

Adding, “No offer has been made. That is that. And that is that.

Previously, reps for Cumberbatch shot down the rumors as well.

Benedict Cumberbatch worked with Abrams in Star Trek Into Darkness, and is attending the Toronto Film Festival this week for his indie movie The Fifth Estate.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a 2015 release.

For more news on a galaxy far, far away head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars movie hub.

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Bob Orci F-Bombs Star Trek Fans: There Is A Reason Why I Get To Write The Movies And You Don’t

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First, let’s get this out of the way: Just because something is a commercial hit doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s any good.

And that goes both ways; something could be really good and not necessarily sell.

That said – and not saying it applies to any of the Abrams Star Trek movies – writer Bob Orci sounds off on the faboys‘ opinions of Star Trek Into Darkness.

If you are a Marvel Cosmic fan, I guess it’s akin to if Bendis sounded off on the DnA Guardians of the Galaxy readers.

Star Trek fan site, TrekMovie, wrote up an article how to fix the new franchise. Well, that didn’t sit well with Bob Orci, a frequent visitor to the site.

Orci responds in the comments to the article as well as to some of the fans (via JoBlo):

I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided. Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. Sorry, Joseph. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t. Respect all opinions, always, nonetheless.

I guess one of the fans ended up getting under Orci’s skin by comparing Star Trek Into Darkness to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Shitty Dodge. STID has infinetly more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!

Orci also sounds off when some fan offers his own opinion on what would be best for Star Trek.

Ahmed, I wish you knew what you were talking about. I listened more than any other person behind the Trek franchise has EVER listened. And guess what? Glad I did becuase it lead to 2 biggest Trek’s ever. You think action and thinking are mutually exclusive. Ok, then. Pitch me Into Darkness. Pitch me the plot, and let’s comapre it to other pitches. Go ahead. Let’s see if you actually understood the movie. Tell me what happened?

Bob Orci: writer of Star Trek, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hallow, Amazing Spider-Man, Fringe, Mission Impossible, Transformers.

Fans: writer of worthless comments that bug a Hollywood writer/producer.

Is there a meme for that?

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Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored For Star Wars: Episode VII

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Is J.J. Abrams bringing Benedict Cumberbatch from Star Trek Into Darkness over to Star Wars: Episode VII?

That’s what a new report states, though it’s not specifically stated “rumor.”

FilmChronciles says Abrams is bringing Cumberbatch on board and goes on to cite a Total Film magazine article as possible reference; however, the title of the article matter-of-factly reads: “Benedict Cumberbatch Is In Star Wars: Episode VII.”

It’s also stated: 

Lucasfilm are about to make a big casting announcement regarding Star Wars VII, and that casting announcement appears to be none-other than Benedict Cumberbatch

So it’s quite possible they may have it on good word that Benedict Cumberbatch is in Star Wars Episode VII, though no specific details are known at this time.

Cosmic Book News first told you about a disciple of Palpatine for the movie which was seemingly confirmed by another rumor; so perhaps Benedict Cumberbatch would fill that role. Of course, it’s possible the actor could be on the opposite side, fighting for the light side of The Force.

Star Wars: Episode VII has a 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams.

For more news on a galaxy far, far away head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub.

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Star Trek Into Darkness & World War Z Get Double Feature Re-Release

Paramount has announced that Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z will be a part of a special one week only re-release.

Both movies will be showing at participating theaters August 30th – Septebmer 5th for “two blockbuster movies at one ticket price.”

To find your local theater, head on over to the official Paramount Pictures official site which lists times and locations.

Warner Bros. announced a re-release for Man of Steel as well.

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Press Release

Paramount Pictures And Leading Exhibitors Announce “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” And “WORLD WAR Z” Double Feature

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013  — Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., is giving moviegoers a chance to see two of its summer blockbuster films, “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” and “WORLD WAR Z,” with a special double feature at select AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Regal Cinemas and other participating theaters nationwide in RealD 3D and 2D.

Beginning Friday, August 30th through Thursday September 5th, the double feature allows fans to relive the excitement of two of the summer’s biggest hit films for one ticket price. Tickets are on sale now at www.UltimateDoubleFeature.com, fandango.com, movietickets.com and at participating theatre box offices.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” directed by J.J. Abrams, follows the crew of The Enterprise as they are called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. The film earned more than $450 million worldwide upon its release in May.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

“WORLD WAR Z,” with more than $500 million at the worldwide box office to-date, is Brad Pitt’s highest grossing worldwide release. The film revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale also star.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Production present, in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, a Plan B Entertainment/2DUX2 Production “WORLD WAR Z,” directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Voted Worst Movie; Simon Pegg Goes Off

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For the second time within a week, actor Simon Pegg goes off on fans, this time regarding Star Trek Into Darkness.

At at recent convention in Las Vegas, Trekkers voted Star Trek Into Darkness as the worst ST movie ever.

Well, that didn’t sit well with Pegg, who recently sounded off on the Ant-Man movie rumor as well.

Pegg, who stars in Edgar Wright’s At World’s End, includes some expletives again and likens the Trekkers’ Star Trek Into Darkness response to an indie band that becomes popular (via Huffington Post).

You know, it’s not for them, really. It’s kind of for everyone.

I think it’s like when you tire of an indie band that you love because, suddenly, they get a number one single. You don’t necessarily start disliking their music, but you stop liking them because you’re pissed off that they’re famous, or whatever. “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the most successful “Star Trek” movie ever made. It is, in terms of what it took at the box office and how many people went to see it. More people saw that film than any iteration of “Star Trek” that existed before. That is probably slightly annoying to some “Star Trek” fans — which I totally understand.

It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating, as well, because a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all J.J. wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed. So, to be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass fucking ire, I just say fuck you. Not you, but the people who said that. 

Star Trek Into Darkness currenty has just over $450 million worldwide in gross; Abrams’ 2009 movie had around $385 million.

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Game Of Thrones Season 4 Gets God Of War’s Kratos With Joseph Gatt

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A new cast addition for Game Of Thrones Season 4 has become known with Joseph Gatt As Styr, Magnar of Thenn.

The actor’s agent confirmed the news as the listing first appeared on IMDb (via MaltaNews).

In the George R.R. Martin Game Of Thrones novels, Styr is described as a war chief who leads an attack on Castle Black.

Joseph Gatt played the Frost Giant Grundroth in Thor, recently had a role as a science officer in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, and was also slated to be a part of the defunct NBC Wonder Woman TV series with Adrianne Palicki.

Gatt was also the actor used for Kratos for the God of War video games.

Joseph Gatt joins the recent cast additions for Game of Thrones Season 4 with Roger Ashton-Griffiths As Mace Tyrell, Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand, Mark Gatiss in an as-of-yet unknown role, and Pedro Pascal As The Red Viper.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Images From Star Trek Into Darkness Press Premiere; Headling Toronto Film Festival

Benedict Cumberbatch recently visited Japan to get fans ready for the Japanese opening of Star Trek Into Darkness.

StarTrek.com released the following images of the actor with fans of the Star Trek franchise where we see an Enterprise cake to celebrate Cumberbatch’s July 19th birthday.

To date, Star Trek Into Darkness has netted almost $450 million worldwide with a $225 million domestic gross.

The film opens August 13th in Japan.

Benedict Cumberbatch can next be seen in the upcoming season of Sherlock, The Fifth Estate and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug among many others.

It’a also been announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending the Toronto Film Festival, debuting three films with The Fifth Estate12 Years a Slave with Brad Pitt, and August: Osage County co-starring Meryl Streep.

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First Look At U.S.S. Vengeance 1:1600 scale Replica From Star Trek Into Darkness

QMx is soon offering the following replica of the U.S.S Vengeance, the Dreadnought-class starship from Star Trek Into Darkness.

The screen-accurate U.S.S. Vengeance Artisan replica is 1:1600 scale and measures 36 inches long x 18 inches wide x 8.5 inches high (14 inches high when mounted on the base).

The replica will also feature custom electronics and lighting, with more than 100 LEDs, including weapons and other high-quality LEDs that illuminate windows, anti-collision and formation signals, and warp and impulse engines. The replica includes a four-channel remote control and powered by a 12-volt AC/DC transformer. 

The U.S.S. Vengeance replica will only set you back about a cool ten grand.

(via StarTrek.com)

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IDW Announces Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Mini w/Benedict Cumberbatch Cover

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WITNESS THE ORIGIN OF EVIL IN 
STAR TREK™: KHAN
 
A new miniseries and more spin out of the blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness!

 

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San Diego, CA (July 12th, 2013) – This October, STAR TREK: KHAN will show intrepid readers just how the master villain of Star Trek Into Darkness became the intergalactic menace seen in the blockbuster film. Over six thrilling issues, Khan’s secrets will be unlocked and the origin of evil will finally be uncovered.
 
Helmed by the veteran Star Trek team of writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni, the series will be overseen by the film’s screenwriter, Roberto Orci.    
 
“We’re traveling back in time to show Khan’s rise to power and give fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars,” says Johnson. “As the series unfolds we will see the events that led to Khan leaving Earth aboard the Botany Bay, and then jump forward to witness his awakening in the future by Admiral Marcus.”
 
“Much like the way the Star Trek: Countdown comic book and our follow-up Nero miniseries helped flesh out that character after the first Star Trek movie,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “Khan will add dimension and depth to this new iteration one of the most classic villains in all of Star Trek lore.”
 
In addition to KHAN, the only place to continue the epic story of J.J Abrams’ Star Trek film universe is in the pages of IDW Publishing’s ongoing Star Trek series. Also available is the collection of STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS, the exclusive prequel mini-series leading into the hit film.
 
If that weren’t enough, the full run of the STAR TREK ongoing series has been filled with “Easter eggs” leading in to the new film! Fans without possession of a secret-unlocking tricorder are urged to pore over the first twenty issues of Star Trek.
 
As Johnson says, “Now that Into Darkness is in theaters, fans reading the ongoing series from issue #1 will pick up on details, both specific and thematic, that set up the movie and the stories that follow it.”
 
STAR TREK: KHAN is a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products.
 
The ongoing missions of the starship Enterprise continue throughout the year, only from IDW!

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