First (Unofficial) Location Shots From Star Trek Sequel – Including Cumberbatch, Quinto & Saldana

Today the first (unofficial) on location photos from the set of JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel have emerged. They feature Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana as well as Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie comes out May 2013 so if you can’t wait then see the pictures below, but be warned that they contain SPOILERS.

 

First Star Trek Sequel Images – Spock, Uhura and the Villain

The following photos come from On Location News (via MTV). They were shot on location in Los Angeles. The first photo features Zachary Quinto as Spock apparently giving Benedict Cumberbatch (who play’s the film’s villain) a Vulcan nerve pinch. The location report notes that the fight continues after the attempt to give the pinch. The two are fighting on top of what is described as a "space barge set." If you look closely you can see that Cumberpatch’s shirt has a starfleet logo on it.


Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto spotted on
 location shooting the "Star Trek" sequel in Los Angeles

The second photo features Zoe Saldana and Cumberbatch (on the same location) where she is facing down Cumberbatch with a phaser, so apparently she gets that action scene she was hoping for. 


Benedict Cumberbatch and Zoe Saldana spotted on
 location shooting the "Star Trek" sequel in Los Angeles

More info and larger images at MTV.com.

UPDATE: See 2nd article for more images.

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Aurore
February 24, 2012 10:01 am

Ooooooh yes!!!

denny cranium
February 24, 2012 10:01 am

awesome to see some sights even if unofficial

Aurore
February 24, 2012 10:02 am

Ooooooh yes!!!
:)

Jack
February 24, 2012 10:05 am

And, yeah, he has starfleet sideburns in recent paparazzi pics.

Nony
February 24, 2012 10:05 am

Yaaaaaaay

Gracian
February 24, 2012 10:06 am

YES!!!

FSJ Music Man
February 24, 2012 10:06 am

Soooooo… bad guy not Khan, then?

Steven
February 24, 2012 10:07 am

OH MAN.

Give us a ten-second preview like the one before Cloverfield for Star Trek: Something Something. PLEASE. ANYTHING.

February 24, 2012 10:07 am

I’m thinking someone like Gary Mitchell

Starfleet's Finest
February 24, 2012 10:07 am

AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!! :)

Nony
February 24, 2012 10:07 am

So he has a Starfleet insignia on his shirt, but the rest of his outfit is not very Starfleet-looking, and his hair is longer than regulation. An officer who’s gone rogue? Gone crazy? Joined up with some bad guys and betrayed the Federation?

February 24, 2012 10:07 am

The wait is over.

flake
February 24, 2012 10:08 am

YAY YAAAAAAAAAAY Star Trek BABY!

Hugh Hoyland
February 24, 2012 10:09 am

AWSOMENESS! :) I’m geeked.

February 24, 2012 10:09 am

YES! YES! YES!

Jack
February 24, 2012 10:09 am

Damn. I need to stay off the Internet. I want to go into this thing knowing as little as possible. That said, his jacket looks sort of scientist-y.

Baba Looey
February 24, 2012 10:09 am

Finnegan. Cumberbatch is playing Finnegan.

February 24, 2012 10:10 am

Is the first picture a Vulcan nerve pinch in action?

Nony
February 24, 2012 10:11 am

“Spock does his best to stop his foe using his famous Vulcan Death Grip, but the move fails; Cumberbatch’s character is able to overpower the grip and regain the upper hand in his struggle against the Star Fleet officer.”

Who can overcome a Spock nerve pinch? Not completely human?

Aurore
February 24, 2012 10:11 am

VZX, what do you think?

Khan, or, no Khan?

:)

DavidJ
February 24, 2012 10:12 am

Awesome! Clearly looks like Cumberbatch is some kind of renegade Starfleet Captain or officer of some sort.

Tanner Waterbury
February 24, 2012 10:12 am

Okay…so it IS the same uniforms… WHY ARE THEY STILL BEING COVERED IN JACKETS? Also…is it just m, or does it look like Spock is wearing Jeans? I know its the standard uniform pants, but the lighting gives them that denim look.

Hugh Hoyland
February 24, 2012 10:12 am

Okay, I’m seeing the Star Fleet undershirt like the one Kirk had on in Star Trek 09. I dunno if it would be GM though, his stories been told in the comic. But you never know.

Tanner Waterbury
February 24, 2012 10:13 am

WAIT A SEC? Just a thought, but could he be playing Charlie X? Or Gary Mitchell?

DarthDogg
February 24, 2012 10:16 am

Well…I see the woman still do not have any rank on thier uniforms. Eh, oh well. woman dont need rank I suppose, just so long as they do what thier told.

Nony
February 24, 2012 10:17 am

@24 Charlie X would be really young at this point, so it couldn’t be. He’s, like, fifteen years younger than Kirk or something.

Mitchell, maybe, but they’ve already dealt with Mitchell in one of the comics…

sinclair
February 24, 2012 10:18 am

Thought of Gary Mitchell too… ;)) Can’t wait to see the finished film!

February 24, 2012 10:18 am

At first I was pissed that there was no spoiler warning from @TrekMovie twitter. But, now i’m glad to know Cumberbatch is NOT playing an alien. I really disliked Nero. It was so cheecky and cliche.

DavidJ
February 24, 2012 10:18 am

Shame they still have those dorky looking black belts though. I was really hoping for something different this time around.

DS9 IN PRIME TIME
February 24, 2012 10:21 am

HAAAAAAAAAAA

ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS ANTHONY!!!!!!!!

Mr. Zoom
February 24, 2012 10:22 am

This hopefully should dispel the Khan rumors once and for all.

Allenburch
February 24, 2012 10:24 am

Looks like we’ll be enjoying some more great action from the gang….Definitely looking forward to more teasers.

February 24, 2012 10:24 am

This is the fix I needed!

Toothless Grishnar Cat
February 24, 2012 10:24 am

Captain Garth, perhaps?

NCC-73515
February 24, 2012 10:24 am

FSNP – now with only 2 fingers!

Captain Rickover
February 24, 2012 10:25 am

that barge set is looking very familiar, isn’t it? Hey, it’s the space drill again!

Or perhaps not…

Cumberbatch could be Gary Mitchell or another starfleet officer on the rogue.

AJ
February 24, 2012 10:25 am

Garth?

NCC-73515
February 24, 2012 10:25 am

…make that 3 fingers, so 2 fingers less…

Harry Ballz
February 24, 2012 10:26 am

I would think it’s leaning toward Cumberbatch playing a renegade Captain Garth.

February 24, 2012 10:27 am

#29 —

Like these leather belts?

saavik001
February 24, 2012 10:27 am

awesome!

Harry Ballz
February 24, 2012 10:27 am

wow, 33+37 posted while I was typing the same observation! Cool!

Wastedbeerz
February 24, 2012 10:28 am

@17 Dude… it’s totally Finnegan.

Aurore
February 24, 2012 10:29 am

Is Spock showing off his “nerve pinching” skills (in the first picture), Mr Orci?

Looks like it to me!

Red Dead Ryan
February 24, 2012 10:29 am

A superstrong human villain? A space barge crash landed on a planet?

Then its got to be………………………………………..

KKKKKKHHHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!

Harry Ballz
February 24, 2012 10:32 am

Thank God they’re not hiding Cumberbatch’s brilliantly expressive face under a pile of rubber and makeup. That would be a waste of a great actor.

Ciaran
February 24, 2012 10:33 am

Who cares if the pics are official or not?? A pic from the set is a pic from the set! End of! LOL!

And give me a second………………………

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rm10019
February 24, 2012 10:35 am

Yay!

Wastedbeerz
February 24, 2012 10:35 am

I just had another thought… maybe he’s playing a Soong? They don’t all have to be played by Brent Spiner, y’know…

The Last Vulcan
February 24, 2012 10:35 am

My money’s on Gary Mitchell. He’s already “evolved” so he can get away from the nerve grip. In the JJverse maybe Gary was a childhood friend of Kirk? Garth would be older. Capt. Tracey could have been younger, but I can’t see with the Red Dawn China-North Korea fiasco any studio tackling the “Comms.” The Politburo would have a field day.

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