Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new McCoy, has been doing some promotion for his role in the film Red, and he has also talked a bit about the next Star Trek. Excerpts below, plus some new video interviews with Karl promoting Red.
Urban ready for more character-driven Star Trek sequel
Karl Urban has a supporting role in the new action comedy film Red, starring Bruce Willis, Hellen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman. In an interview promoting the film with the Wall Street Journal, Urban talked about the Star Trek sequel, here are excerpts:
Urban on Bones’ famous "cantankerousness"
It’s fun actually, a lot of fun.
Urban on sequel’s focus on characters rather than sci-fi spectacle
I have no doubt that we will be able to continue to strengthen and deepen those relationships. To me that was always the most interesting thing about ‘Star Trek,’ is that it was character-driven. It’s a wonderful, smart thing that J.J. [Abrams] and Roberto [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] have done, to maintain that.
Urban on the team behind the sequel:
I think there’s such a wonderful, rich tapestry of characters and territory to explore,” Urban observed. “The great thing is that we’ve got a bunch of Einsteins working on it –- you know, J.J. and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman that are really sharp. But I’m really looking forward to seeing where we take the next story.
Urban video interviews talking Red and Dredd
Here are some video interviews with Urban talking about Red, and his other upcoming films Priest and Dredd and more (but not much Trek).
High Praise for Red and Urban
Red opens up next weekend and is already getting good buzz. The film has an early 86% rating from critics and Rotten Tomatoes. Urban is getting high praise from critics playing the CIA hit man William Cooper. The highest praise comes from ComingSoon, review which notes:
And here are a couple of Red trailers (featuring a few smatterings of Karl):