Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy is at it again. After making waves last week with his comment about Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in the upcoming 2013 sequel, now Urban appears to be saying that some kind of Star Trek footage is being released at Comic Con this week. See below for details on that plus Urban reacts to the reaction of his comment from last week.
New Star Trek footage at SDCC?
Officially Paramount is not holding any panels at San Diego Comic Con, which kicked off today, including no panel for next year’s Star Trek sequel. In fact, Paramount Pictures does not even have a booth at Comic Con to promote any of their upcoming films. Recently a number of the writer/producers for the film have talked about how it was not possible for them to get anything prepared in time for the big event.
However, Karl Urban seems to have a different point of view. The actor told ComicSoon:
"I can promise you that before the end of Comic-Con, some exclusive Star Trek footage, it’s going to come out. You’re going to find it. It’s going to come out."
I have checked with a number of sources, and I can’t find anyone who was able to back up Urban’s promise. It is possible that he knows something my sources don’t know. TrekMovie will continue to monitor things and try and see what Urban is talking about. Right now it is possible something viral is being worked on, I just haven’t been able to confirm it.
Karl also was asked by Coming Soon about his comments last week about Benedict Cumberbatch playing Gary Mitchell. He would not elaborate, but did offer this caveat.
"I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything about Star Trek. All I can say is that I did that interview after a 22-hour flight from New Zealand. I literally hopped off the plane into the interview."
Again TrekMovie has not been able to find any sources to back up Urban’s assertion that Cumberbatch is playing Gary Mitchell. At this point my best guess is that it is some kind of misdirection or possibly even a joke on Urban’s part.