Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, is the latest Trek actor to weigh on on the production start guessing game. During a press event promoting his upcoming appearance in the vampire movie Priest, Urban said he thought the Star Trek sequel will "start to shoot at the beginning of next year." The actor also talked about the evolution of his character, Trek fans and how many Trek films he thinks he has in him.
Karl Urban Talks Star Trek Sequels
[Excerpts via comingsoon.net]
Q: What do you think of evolution of your character is going to be like in the next “Star Trek”?
Urban: I have no idea. I just know it’s going to be good. I’m really looking forward to getting on board that one and I feel now we’ve introduced all these great characters. It’s going to be really interesting to see where we can take it.
Q: Do you understand the “Trek” fans a little more now?
Urban: Yeah, but in a lot of ways I geek out maybe not quite as much some as the other ones – I don’t dress up but I love going there and seeing all the models and the different stalls of the different movies and TV shows. It’s a great way for everyone to collectively get together and celebrate the pop culture. I have a lot of fun there. I have a lot of fun walking around and checking everything out more so than doing the Q & A’s and the press.
Q: You’re signed on for two “Trek” sequels right?
Q: Do you see yourself going beyond those two or is it just going to be a three movie deal?
Urban: I don’t know. I think that depends on many factors.
Q: Do you think you’d get bored with it eventually?
Urban: That is entirely dependent. It’s like anything – if you’re in a long running TV show or a play. If you’re running out of new territory, then sure, that could get potentially stagnant. The thing specifically about “Trek” is that you have to look at who is involved. J.J [Abrams] and Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, they’re all incredibly onto it creatively so I’ve got faith in them. If it goes beyond three, then I’d go for it.
Q: Have you made any requests to the writers about where you want your character to go?
Urban: No, I think that they’re geniuses and you should just let them do what they do. I have officially thrown a genius label on them. I’ve got full faith that whatever they come up with is going to equal and surpass the first installment.
Go to ComingSoon for more from Urban on playing the villain "Black Hat" in the vampire movie Priest, due out in January 2011.
Urban ready for two (and maybe more) Star Trek sequels