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Patrick Stewart Reprising Role For Next X-Men Movie + Watch Sir Pat Channel Colbert For PBS November 27, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG , trackback

Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to sit in a chair made famous for iconic role in a big budget genre movie. Nope not Star Trek Into Darkness, alas, but he is set to appear in the next X-Men movie. More details below plus we catch up on the latest from Sir Pat including a video where he does a parody of Stephen Colbert.

 

Patrick Stewart Returns To X-Men

Today director Bryan Singer turned to Twitter to announce big news for his 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future past, saying…

Patrick Stewart starred as Professor Charles Xavier in 3 previous films (X-Men, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: Last Stand) and he also had a brief uncredited cameo in 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In the new film the role of young Charles Xavier will be again be played by James McAvoy, reprising his role from 2011′s prequel X-Men: First Class. Wondering how they will feature both McAvoy and Stewart, Singer tells Deadline "The movie is called X-Men: Days Of Future Past, use your imagination."


Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in "X2"

More Sir Pat!

While we are on the subject of the former Jean Luc Picard, here are a couple of new videos featuring Sir Pat doing satirical pledge requests for PBS station WNET (Thirteen) in New York, including one where he seems to be channeling Stephen Colbert’s famous "The Word" segment.

And here is a shot of Patrick from last night attending a screening of the new movie "Killing Them Softly" in New York City.


Sir Patrick Stewart in NYC on November 26, 2012

Finally, if you are in the New Orleans area, Sir Stewart is headed to Wizard World’s New Orleans Comic Con this weekend. Joining him are fellow TNG stars Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner. They will all appear together on Saturday night at a special event (get tickets here).

NEW ORLEANS CON UPDATE: Correction, last week Patrick Stewart had to cancel, but John DeLancie has been brought in and will appear all weekend and at the Saturday event.

Comments

1. Michael Singer - November 27, 2012

Great news!

2. Ben - November 27, 2012

I’ll be honest, when I began reading the title of this news item, something inside me finished the headline as: “Patrick Stewart Reprising Role For Next Star Trek Movie”.

Alas, one more outing for Jean Luc Picard….

3. Hat Rick - November 27, 2012

That YouTube PSA for Thirteen was hilarious. A smooth and suave performance from the get-go.

As usual, like a sir!

4. bleepbloop - November 27, 2012

@Hat Rick
Indeed, like a sir!

5. Ensign RedShirt - November 27, 2012

He just gets cooler every day.

6. Deflector Dish Guy - November 27, 2012

Petition: ONE MORE PICARD ROLE!!

7. Dr. Cheis - November 27, 2012

Glad to hear it! Stewart is what gives those movies legitimacy! Also I guess this helps put a damper on the comments that First Class was a reboot.

8. Mantastic - November 27, 2012

Is it just me or is he starting to slow quite a bit more with his age?

9. Phil - November 27, 2012

Damn, I hope I look that good at 72. Considering I look lousy at 48, that’s another story…

I don’t really need to see the Next Gen cast on the big screen again, but figuring out a way to get Jean Luc back into the Trek universe one more time would be interesting….

10. AJ - November 27, 2012

Gotta love Sir Pat….

11. Legate Damar - November 27, 2012

Well, I was going to donate to PBS, but when Patrick Stewart puts it like that, I think I’ll pass.

12. Basement Blogger - November 27, 2012

Those PBS PSAs are riotous. Miss your TNG Star Trek, Sir Patrick. I hope you got your cable TV problems fixed.

13. M.J. (Mark James Tucker) - November 27, 2012

Super excited that the rumors of their return turned out to be true.

Famke Janssen is also in talks to come back as well as Jean Grey.
And dont be surprised if Hugh Jackman shows up again as well.

14. M.J. (Mark James Tucker) - November 27, 2012

Now if we could just get a Bryan Singer Bad Hat Harry Star Trek series or film, It would be the icing on the cake.

15. Dr Beckett - November 28, 2012

Wow, Sir Pat is still looking really good.

16. Picard, Jean-Luc - November 28, 2012

Legend absolute legend.

17. singularity87 - November 28, 2012

For the original article poster – the correct abbreviated title for a knight or dame calls them by their first name, not their surname as with usual titles.

I.e.

Sir Patrick for Sir Patrick Stewart

Dame Judi for Dame Judi Dench

18. singularity87 - November 28, 2012

Sorry – I notice it’s right the first time, but not the scored out time. :P

19. Emperor Mike of the Empire - November 28, 2012

I for one can’t wait to see the new X Mens Movie. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

20. pilotfred - November 28, 2012

this may explain something he said at the London convention.Stewart mention about wanting to do his one man show in London a Christmas carol however was not sure if he was able to do as he maybe working on a film in the states

21. Jim Nightshade - November 28, 2012

so time travel for prof x….wonder how big patricks role will be…xmen last stand while done well mostly….killing off most of the characters was dumb…loved frasier as the beast hah….sounds like this entry wont be a sequel to last stand unless they time travel to save everyones life somehow….

22. sean - November 28, 2012

I’m thinking Days of Future Past will ignore X3 and Wolverine Origins just as First Class did.

23. Red Dead Ryan - November 28, 2012

“First Class” was a prequel set in the 60′s, and “Days Of Future Past” will most likely follow that movie, while ignoring the others for the most part. I think what we’ll see is the future portion of the movie dealing with the culmination of everything that happend between now and FC. With perhaps only passing references to the first three main films.

24. Red Ryanne - November 28, 2012

Red dead are you even familar with the Days of Future Past storyline?
If they even just vaguely follow its storyline, Sir Patrick and Sir Ian will have a good deal of screen time.
And this movie is not going to just make passing references to the first three films, First Class even went so far as to recreate the original opening scene of the first X-Men movie down to using Michael Kamen’s musical cue.

Heck its even been confirmed that The Wolverine, is a direct sequel to Last Stand.

25. Dom - November 28, 2012

Loved First Class, but deeply disappointed to hear the overrated Singer’s directing. His first two X films were really quite dull. The third might have been panned by the geek squad, but was by far the most entertaining of the three. In The Last Stand, Patrick Stewart had more to do and more presence in 45 minutes than the previous two put together! Wolverine, even, is better than X1 and X2 in my opinion.

My guess is that we’ll mainly focus on the 1960s, with an extended flash-forward to Kitty Pride’s escape from a post-The Last Stand future, meaning the modern era X films can be concluded and continue with the First Class team, while re-introducing recast actors as Marvel Girl and so on. I hear Famke Janssen is showing up in The Wolverine, which is good news.

26. Hat Rick - November 28, 2012

The presence of Patrick Stewart as a revered figure in Star Trek as a franchise is testament to its enduring international appeal.

Trek has always had a soft heart for people from all nationalities and, because it is tied to our own present as one possible future, it can easily drop names that have contemporary appeal. This is so not only because the Enterprise-D, for example, is headed by an English-accented individual from the ancient nation-state of France, but also because it is self-conciously derivative of NASA’s ventures into space.

Interestingly, in Star Trek: First Contact, which is precisely about the visitation of the Enterprise crew to one possible past (possibly our own), the name of a possible future Prime Minister of Canada is displayed on a mission patch for Shuttle Mission 41-G.

If Marc Garneau is elevated to the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and if the Liberals win the next election, he could be the first Prime Minister or national leader* ever to have flown in space — and be represented in a Star Trek movie as a space traveler.

See: http://www.hatricksblog.blogspot.ca/2012/11/former-astronaut-seeks-liberal.html

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Marc_Garneau

*Sen. John Glenn was a U.S. Senator and therefore a national legislator.

27. Simon - November 28, 2012

@#25 – I don’t know how you can say those things because without Bryan Singer’s vision there would not have been X-MEN movies and he produced and was heavily involved in FIRST CLASS.

I think you’re the first person I’ve ever heard say the LAST STAND was the best of the trilogy. While I liked it and don’t get the fanboy hate for it, it’s nowhere near X2 in quality. Singer’s presence on that film was sorely missed.

X2 is the best sequel since WRATH OF KHAN and one of my personal all time favorite comic book-based films. Singer also acknowledges STII as the template for X2. He is a true TREK fan through and through.

28. Clinton - November 28, 2012

Awaiting Patrick’s book: I Am An Actor, And So Can You.

29. Dom - November 28, 2012

27. Simon

Actually, I discussed this at the pub with a few friends the other night and they agreed, funnily enough. The web tends to have hardcore nerds on it who are spiteful and group-minded. Because Harry Knowles kicked of aboy X3, the lemmings followed him over the critical cliff!

Singer doesn’t demonstrate a ‘vision’ to my mind: he’s really on the same level as Brett Ratner, the only difference being Singer made a very good debut film, thanks to a good writer. And I really found both his X films pretty dull and cheap looking. The saving grace of them was the last minute recasting of Wolverine.

X3 had two good comic stories as its basis and was a huge financial success (and I’m sorry, but we’re talking superhero films here, which are business ventures, not high art!) It could have been better, but for a mainstream, non-geek-squad viewer with, at the time, only cursory knowledge of The X-Men, it was a blast and everyone I know who saw it thought it was good fun. X2 was a fine way to kill a couple of hours, but really rather dull compared with blood and thunder of its sequel.

As for the Wrath of Khan comparison, bwahahahahahaha! Seriously??!! Oh well, each to his own! ;)

I don’t care two hoots if Singer is a Trek fan, quite honestly. Doesn’t mean he gets a free pass! I’ve yet to see him make anything of the standard of his debut. I’m not saying he’s a bad person or a terrible director or anything. It’s just I don’t think he deserves the lavish adoration I see the geek squad give him!! I’m just sorry to lose Matthew Vaughan to The Secret Service (can’t wait!) and Star Wars.

30. Simon - November 28, 2012

#29 – Vaughn worked closely with Singer on FIRST CLASS so having Singer actually in the director’s chair for this one is a smooth and logical transition.

You don’t believe me on X2, well Jean was Spock – sacrificing herself to save the team and the pan at the end with her voiceover and a hope for resurrection (with the phoenix image in the water) was a direct homage to the end of TWOK.

31. Dom - November 28, 2012

30. Simon

Vaughan’s closest collaboration was with Jane Goldman, picking over the leftovers of the proposed Magneto film after their deserved success with Kick-Ass. Based on your claim, half the movies ever made are based on TWOK, including the ones before 1980!.

Sorry, but while I love Trek, I think its fanboys are deluded by how relevant it actually is. In franchise terms, it’s a lesser one (on the way up thanks to JJ Abrams) with little worldwide appeal beyond English-speaking countries. It’s a fun concept, but not any of that futurist, prophetic, utopian bullcr*p TNG fans claim it is. It’s an old-school, fun, sexy, romantic, action-packed melodramatic space western with a dash of philosophy chucked in to give audiences something to think about. It was only with TMP and the TNG stuff that people got idiotic ideas that it was something above its station.

Singer might have seen X2 as his personal Khan ripoff (it was a studio-ordered condensation of two different screenplays) but it doesn’t register like that. The direction is dull enough that it merely seems like a solid, well-made TV movie. But I don’t see why a director claiming to be a Trek fan gives him some special aura. I mean, if Stalin, Mao or Hitler had been Trek fans would that have given them a special pass?

32. Simon - November 28, 2012

@31 – I don’t remember any dictator wrangling a cameo in a TREK film as Singer has. His collaborator & personal friend Robert Meyer Burnett is producing the supplements for the TNG Blu-rays.

Oh, yeah, IN THE COMMENTARY TO X2 HE MENTIONS THE WRATH OF KHAN PARALLELS.

While the scripts were worked on separately the material in both had direct input from Singer. It was his almost as much as Nick Meyer was for TWOK.

33. Jim Nightshade - November 28, 2012

I guess I am a fanboy I had a complete xmen comic collection which I started collecting when I was 10 back in 1965…Why do I hate X3…because they frikkin killed off most of the characters…it was like they were never planning to make another xmen movie again….further cyke and Prof X’s deaths were staged strangely, and had no emotional resonence, sadness or heroism/sacrifice.. the comics I collecteed they never killed off characters like that..Only Jean/Phoenix had died in the comics and that was bad enough….

Others aspects of x3 were great especially the storyline with the mutant cure and the underlying tones of racism and self loathing for the muties who wanted to be normal again….Loved Kelsey Frasier Grammer as the beast….Jeans ending was tragic and sad and carried a lot of weight with Logan doing the deed and all….Singer left xmen to do the stupid superman movie revival which did nothing but pay overly too much homage to the original superman movie which is by the way a billion times better of a movie….I would like to think that if Singer stuck around and did 3 he wouldnt have been dumb enough to kill off so many major characters….so i think SCIFI comic fans got the short end of the stick with both Superman and X3….And newest SUPERMAN movie revival word is that Superman is missing his red Underpants…Supes is going COMMANDO????? Sheesh!! What is this world coming too….sigh

34. Dom - November 29, 2012

32. Simon

‘@31 – I don’t remember any dictator wrangling a cameo in a TREK film as Singer has.’

There have been plenty of cameos in Trek down the years by lots of different people. Christian Slater pops up in STVI, for example. So Singer’s nothing special in that regard, except that Slater was in a good film and Singer had the misfortune to turn up in the worst in the series.

‘His collaborator & personal friend Robert Meyer Burnett is producing the supplements for the TNG Blu-rays.’

Is that supposed to be a talent-by-association remark? I work in the media and know plenty of people I could use the pretentious line ‘collaborator and personal friend’ about, except I wouldn’t because I don’t speak ‘TNG’ English and would merely say ‘a mate I work with!’ End of the day, Bryan Singer knows Robert Meyer Burnett. I’m sure they’re both thoroughly decent people. But what’s your point?

‘Oh, yeah, IN THE COMMENTARY TO X2 HE MENTIONS THE WRATH OF KHAN PARALLELS.’

So what???? He might be making them, but he didn’t make them work for me! Please don’t ‘SHOUT’! It’s really childish, Sheldon!

‘While the scripts were worked on separately the material in both had direct input from Singer. It was his almost as much as Nick Meyer was for TWOK.’

Difference is, Meyer’s a talented writer/rewriter and that helped his work on TWOK, a film whose boots X2 isn’t fit to lick through a dental dam!

Look this is all getting away from the point: I’m disappointed to see that the Matthew Vaughan/Jane Goldman team isn’t coming back for Days of Future Past; probably as disappointed as you were to lose Bryan Singer for X3. Reiterating what I’ve said elsewhere, I’m sure Mr Singer’s a perfectly nice chap and in no way a bad person. I just happen to think he’s a solid, not particularly interesting director and, as a punter, found X3 far more fun!

Simon, you need to accept on an opinion forum that people with have different views from yours and that passive aggressive and agressive bully boy tactics and semi-misquotes won’t change a person’s opinions.

Look at what you’ve said:

‘ I don’t know how you can say those things…’

I have a keypad. I can type!

‘I think you’re the first person I’ve ever heard say the LAST STAND was the best of the trilogy.’

I said it was the most entertaining. I know plenty of people who thought the same.

‘He is a true TREK fan through and through.’

Which obviously means I’m obliged not to ‘diss da bruvver!’ and, by extension, I’m not a ‘proper’ Trek fan. I heard all that crap before when I shot down a guy here shortly after the original Abrams announcement because he wanted to run a fan campaign to bring down Abrams and get Bryan Singer to make a TNG film. Apparently, because I like Kirk, Spock and McCoy and am an Abrams fan, that meant I should go away and become a Stargate fan!

‘You don’t believe me on X2…’

Nope, I just think that the whole Khan reference is ill-done in a somewhat dull film and that it’s rather silly of you to become so upset that you can’t turn me into a Bryan singer fan. You set on me after I left the original remarks, using a rather patronising attitude. You’ll get a degree of sarcasm back if you do that. Look, I’m sure you’re a nice fellow who means well, so let’s agree to disagree and call it a day, hey? Seeya about! :)

35. Dom - November 29, 2012

33. Jim Nightshade: ‘I guess I am a fanboy I had a complete xmen comic collection which I started collecting when I was 10 back in 1965…Why do I hate X3…because they frikkin killed off most of the characters…it was like they were never planning to make another xmen movie again….’

I think the plan was to break off into more sub-movies like planned Origins series. And, given Professor X was alive by the end of X3, there weren’t that many main character deaths, especially if Jean was still under the lake, rather than being the actual Phoenix.

‘further cyke and Prof X’s deaths were staged strangely, and had no emotional resonence, sadness or heroism/sacrifice..’

I agree Cyclops was an odd one, but that was perhaps to do with James Marsden jumping ship to do Superman. Besides, Cyclops wasn’t particularly interesting in the previous films. Professor X, though, was very much reaping the whirlwind and having the sins of his and Erik’s past visited upon him.

‘the comics I collecteed they never killed off characters like that..Only Jean/Phoenix had died in the comics and that was bad enough….’

Even that’s been endlessly retconned!

‘Others aspects of x3 were great especially the storyline with the mutant cure and the underlying tones of racism and self loathing for the muties who wanted to be normal again….Loved Kelsey Frasier Grammer as the beast….Jeans ending was tragic and sad and carried a lot of weight with Logan doing the deed and all….’

Agreed.

‘Singer left xmen to do the stupid superman movie revival which did nothing but pay overly too much homage to the original superman movie which is by the way a billion times better of a movie….’

And, to be honest, I think even the Donner Superman film is overrated: I love the Krypton and Smallville stuff, but as soon as it shifts to Metropolis, it becomes a 1960s Batman episode complete with a lead villain in an underground base and dopey henchmen!

‘I would like to think that if Singer stuck around and did 3 he wouldnt have been dumb enough to kill off so many major characters….so i think SCIFI comic fans got the short end of the stick with both Superman and X3….’

We’ll never know. I don’t think either of the above films is terrible. I actually quite like Superman Returns, but like X1 and X2, I find it a bit dull.

‘And newest SUPERMAN movie revival word is that Superman is missing his red Underpants…Supes is going COMMANDO????? Sheesh!! What is this world coming too….sigh’

The reason for the underpants was to make him look like a circus strongman from the era in which the character was created. Really, it’s time the costume moved on a bit. I’m looking forward to the new film.

36. T'Cal - November 29, 2012

Paramount simply can’t let NEM for all its weaknesses be the final journey of TNG! We need a miniseries or at least a MFTV movie that doesn’t necessarily give each character an ending. Rather, it could show where they are off to so that the adventure continues. Stewart, Frakes, Dorn, Sirtis, Burton and McFadden should all be in it but no B4 sillyness. I would want it set a bit farther in the future -maybe 20 years past NEM – rather than only the 10 years it’s been so the actors’ ages can catch up to their characters’. Wherever they are, they are brought together, directly or indirectly, to deal with a matter that arises from a past mission, or some other such thing.

37. NuWisdom - November 29, 2012

I think the best path is to make Days of Future Past work into the X-Men franchise the way that the 2009 film worked into Star Trek. Fractured realities. Two separate Timelines, but interconnected to one another. That way Last Stand onward can branch off on its own continuity whilst First Class can integrate the first two films but take a different path.

38. pilotfred - November 29, 2012

i am looking forward to days of future pass and glad singers on baord.i have only ever seen the cartoon of the story which i loved. i have started to read a few x-men comics avx i am loving. i only hope that this film is a as good as the first two and first class,however just becouse i dont like the other two films i still dont want them forgotten about and if the story warrents a mention about the other two film then yeah should mention then

39. Hat Rick - November 29, 2012

@T’Cal (36), I agree. NEM was a bit morose for me. I would prefer a movie that gives all of the gallant bridge crew of the Enterprise-D a fitting send-off — one that inspires wonder and happiness rather than wistfulness.

40. Jim Nightshade - November 29, 2012

Thanks for your thoughts dom…yeh parts of donners supes movie is a bit cartoony in places…but…reeves gave superman/kent heart n human-ness as kidder made lois sexy funny crazy dedicated n those two….their relation/love lifted superman n made it soar….the humanity of this alien….while gene hackman was superb as luthor it was clearly walking the line between…parody n legit adventure….oh yes and john williams soaring soundtrack….wow….i hope the best for the newest superman but hope its not going to be a dark version of supes….
xmen first class was very well done but i missed the modern xmen…so we will see about the xmen…

41. Jim Nightshade - November 29, 2012

Also have to mention Reeves made clark kent the only realistically different personality…all the other clarks were just as heroic manly as superman…

42. MJ (the original) - November 30, 2012

He is also the bad guy in the new Die Hard movie coming up. Outstanding!!!

Memo to other former Trek Captains — this shows, similar to Nimoy’s example, how if you take great care of your body and appearance that you can still get very relevant major roles later in life (i.e. instead of having to perform a continuous clown act or living off of conventions).

43. dalek - November 30, 2012

Jim, in the Superman movies Reeve was playing a character called Kal El who was also playing a character called Clark Kent. Clark Kent was the alter ego and Superman/Kal El was the real man.

In Smallville Clark realised that in order to fool the world, he would have to also turn Clark Kent into a character, an assumed identity and shortly before it ended we saw the bumbling dufus Clark with the glasses who was bumping into things and mumbling his words.

44. vva - November 30, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness trailer length 1:03 mins

http://www.albertafilmratings.ca/recentclasstrailers.aspx

45. Ralph Pinheiro - November 30, 2012

Does anyone know about Pine, Abrams, Cumberbatch and Bryan Burk in Tokyo with trailer?
.

Star Trek:Into Darkness, will be in cinemas on September 2013 Japan, reveals a special footage presentation on 4th December from 9:50 at 109Cinemas Kiba, cinema2(IMAX), Paramount Pictures Japan announced. Director J.J Abrams, Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Producer Bryan Burk will come to Tokyo to attend.

source: rengo-tsushin

46. Jim Nightshade - December 1, 2012

Getting closer to hobbit premiere..does anyone know f he 9 minute trekpreview will only be on one show dec 14 in imax if so which show…midnite or 7 pm opening night..or all shows opening day? all shows in imax first 2 weeks or every show?

Dalek i luved smallville also and i thought the last episodes you mentioned more than anything else were paying homage to reeves especially since they even used some of williams music cues as well…i wish they would have kept going for another year or so aligning their version with the movies n previous versions…the subplot involving kal el leading the kryptonians was also a nod/homage i believe with the lois and clark series….and the darkseid subplot in smalllville was a nice nod to jack king kirbys creations/worlds although interesting they almost treatd darkseid as an elemental cosmic storn of evil…same thing the second fantastic four movie did with galactus, another classic kirby villain (with stan lee co creator of course)…best thing about smallville was the incredible acting of michael rosenbaum as lex luthor,and the writing of his character made all other lex luthors cardboard cutouts in comparison…his dads character was also great…those two actors stole the show whenever they were on.

47. T'Cal - December 1, 2012

I attended the theater showing of TNG’s HD episodes from season 2 and it was excellent. I hoped – unrealistically, I know – that perhaps they would show the trailer or 9 minute preview for STID but… no luck. Still, a very good time. I need to start rewatching TNG if only for the inspiration. Even though it was season 2, Q Who and TMOAM are very well written, acted, and directed.

48. pilotfred - December 1, 2012

i am reading a few x-mens graphivc books should this be on the lst of story i should read?????

i am glad singer is directing and not becouse he is a trekie hell sir cliff richards is a trekie and there is no way i would pay to him in concert or jim davidson

49. Dave - December 2, 2012

US Navy Ship-Carrier USS ENTERPRISE Retired today

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/01/uss-enterprise-photos_n_2225231.html

BUT a future US Navy Carrier will be named Enterprise again…(see bottom of article)

50. Hat Rick - December 2, 2012

Excellent post, Dave. I wrote a blurb about it on my own blog.

It’s great that there will be a new USS Enterprise. It’s a name that will live on for generations. Gene Roddenberry chose a terrific name for our favorite starship.

Sometimes, the things that should be, are!

51. sean - December 2, 2012

#29

I’m not a comics nerd, and I really detested X3 (as did most people I know, who are also not big comic readers). It’s a weird, choppy film that expects us to care about people that we spend little-to-no time with (the feathered kid & his father, for example). It then kills of characters we do like, often for pretty stupid reasons. The whole movie feels like a pointless build-up to to that final battle scene, which wasn’t all that great. It’s also criminal for completely wasting Vinnie Jones in an incredibly stupid part, given his natural comedic gifts. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but it felt like a dumbed-down version of the first two movies.

52. Jim Nightshade - December 2, 2012

one of the tv networks report said that they heard that shatner was at the decommission…..

53. Eminiar7 - December 3, 2012

The new movie poster just went up on the Star Trek Into Darkness facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151164885843716&set=a.104963698715.94026.7774903715&type=1&theater

54. joe1306 - December 3, 2012

First Poster! :)
http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-into-darkness-poster-revealed

55. Captain Hackett - December 3, 2012

The movie poster is way cool! :)

56. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

Anthony must be busy snoozin or getting loaded….wake up or put the bottle down Anthony!!! (which ever one it is)

57. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

I hope that this poster finally puts to bed the idea that Cumby was playing Khan. It’s pretty obvious that the Starfleet symbol-shaped hole in the wall was blown out by his own powers. Urban was right, it’s soooooooooo Gary!

58. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

One more thing… given the direction that the skyline seems to be from (even though it looks a bit flat to be SF), it’s also pretty obvious that the wall is at Starfleet HQ. So Gary takes the battle to the heart of the fleet. Very interesting!

59. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

@57 Gary Mitchell….Yaaaaaaa *snooze*

what was wrong with KHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN?

60. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

Great link showing how UNoriginal the new poster is

http://cumberbuddy.tumblr.com/post/37105472685/hold-on-just-a-sec

But I still like it! :)

61. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@59, I dunno… my personal opinion is that taking Gary into a “Q with an attitude” direction could make for one helluva movie. It’s pure Trek to show how Kirk will have to confront an old friend and overcome internal struggles to defeat him. To me, this is the first positive side since the title came out (which I still despise, BTW…)

62. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

@60 nice but they missed off the film that started the current standing in front of destruction craze
http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/jokerposter.jpg
http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/the-dark-knight-poster-1.jpg
http://paulmmartinblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/the_dark_knight_poster.jpg

63. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@62, yup, looks like Paramount has decided to not innovate but replicate WB! I guess from their perspective if it works, why mess with it. You can see that also in the way they have de-emphasized Star Trek and put the emphasis on Into Darkness. It’s a pretty smart marketing maneuver. Trekkies would recognize the Starfleet symbol even if they were whizzing by the cinema at 60 mph, while the vast masses of moviegoers who don’t know much if anything about Trek will see a “superhero” villain type of image.

I repeat for the zillionth time… as an old time purist who watched TOS in first run on NBC I actually really hate to see Trek go in this direction, BUT it sells tickets and keeps the NCC-1701 alive, so IMHO it’s the lesser of two evils.

64. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

this mustve been mentioned about 10000 times b4 but how can they do Mitchell after they did the reimagining of WNMHGB in the ongoing series. ????????

65. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

i guess all will be explained tomorrow with the trailer (notice they release the trailer the day after the poster for movies now)

66. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

Actually I have a beer bet that both the trailer and the first 9 mins will NOT “name” Cumby. The trailer will dance around Gary and the first 9 will be Wolf 359 type shots.

Given that there are parallel discussions going on about this on this site…

ANTHONY WILL YOU PUH-LEEZ EVER GET THIS SITE UPDATED SO THAT IT HAS THREADS LIKE A REAL FORUM INSTEAD OF A TMZ.COM TYPE SITE????

67. Cervantes - December 3, 2012

Wow, so they’re even ripping off Nolan’s ‘dark’ style of poster too?

Still, if it turns out it’s a ‘Gary’ reboot rather than a ‘Khan’ reboot after all, then I’m satisfied. Still uncertain about which it is at this point though.

And is that a futuristic London skyline that Cumby’s surveying? He should feel right at home if it is.

68. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness With Lots Of Destruction, Cool Explosions And Menacing Villians Out For Revenge

69. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

67 – its the Total Recall 2012 London…

70. Khan 2.0 - December 3, 2012

Star Trek Look We Know You Cool Kids Like Everything To Be Like The Dark Knight Now So Please Come And See Our Really Dark Movie With A Conflicted Scheming Villain Out For Revenge And Lots Of Destruction And Explosions And Mayhem With Transformer Like Metallic Moving Parts Alien Tech Design That Will Be Nothing Like Your Grandfathers Star Trek Other Than A Few Nods To Keep Them Happay

71. Cervantes - December 3, 2012

@ #64 Khan 2.0

Maybe J.J. and co. have ‘altered the timeline’ from their 2009 effort (and therby the comic’s same ‘timeline’ too… ;)

Wouldn’t surprise me if the re-imagined everything again, but perhaps we’d get a less ugly ‘Enterprise’ and no ‘brewery engineering section’ this time out.

72. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@ 67 & 69, as I said in the other “thread:” IMHO, the Paramount artists just copy and pasted some futuristic buildings as the geographical relationship between the London buildings is completely off so it’s not the UK but SF. The wall (again IMHO) is Starfleet HQ.

@68 & 70, oh yeah, you can bet that MY Star Trek (I’m 55 so I’m certainly old enough to be a grandfather) is gone forever. My Trek is not just TOS but TNG as well and I just have to accept that the “cerebral and emotional heights” of the best eps such as Balance Of Terror or Yesterday’s Enterprise will never return. As you’ve said, it’s all going to be Dark & Explosions from now on. Yuck. But if I survived watching Insurrection and Nemesis, I can survive this. :(

73. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@71… The refit Connie in the latest comic MIGHT be telling… wouldn’t it be great if JJ dumped those “ample nacelles?”

74. Aaron - December 3, 2012

FIRST! The first poster for Star Trek Into Darkness was released last night.

75. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@74… er… first what? In the two threads there have been discussions about this for at least 5 hours. :)

76. bootycall - December 3, 2012

New Star Trek Into Darkness poster!
http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/first-teaser-poster-for-j-j-abrams-star-trek-into-darkness-lands/

Expect TrekMovie to report on this in about two months! lolololol!!!

77. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@76… doesn’t ANYONE READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE POSTING? Sheesh…

78. boomer13 - December 3, 2012

LOL@bootycall

It’s kinda sad now.

79. The Last Vulcan - December 3, 2012

@78, this is the way this site is run now…

Anthony is around so he scoops the world a couple of times
Then Anthony buggers off and lets this site wither on the vine
Then Anthony comes back and scoops the world a couple of times
Then Anthony buggers off and lets this site wither on the vine
Then Anthony comes back and scoops the world a couple of times
Then Anthony buggers off and lets this site wither on the vine
Then Anthony comes back and scoops the world a couple of times…

80. Clinton - December 3, 2012

I know it’s hard to believe, but Anthony and the crew DO actually sleep sometimes. Shocking, but true! Now come on, people. Lighten up.

81. sean - December 3, 2012

#60

Most of those feature someone standing in the foreground so the comparisons don’t really hold up. It definitely is stylistically reminiscent of the Batman posters, though.

82. bootycall - December 4, 2012

@77

u mad bro?

83. RTD - December 4, 2012

Wry Bryan signer absconded his highly rated X-Men era just to make a bomb out of Superman… X3 had some great plot ideas that were squandered by a director whose style and approach were too radically different, and it showed.

# @71,

Yeah. The brewery looked cheap and the bridge looked too glossy, flashy, and busy. The 60s bridge from TOS may have had no budget, but it looked more authentic.

I somewhat like the new CGI Enterprise model, but the movie’s main goal is to look pretty at the expense of the content…

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