Sunday brought another awards show with Star Trek Into Darkness celebs presenting, this time it was Simon Pegg and Alice Eve at the BAFTA Film Awards in London. On the red carpet Eve weighed in on the most persistent rumor about co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, and Pegg said he expects JJ Abrams (who is set to direct the next Star Wars movie) to return and direct a 3rd Star Trek film. Details below plus videos and images of the pair at the BAFTAs. UPDATED: Pegg tweets clarification on JJ directing 3rd Star Trek
Alice Eve: Cumberbatch Not Play Khan
On Sunday night the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards were held in London and Star Trek’s Simon Pegg was in attendance. Pegg (a BAFTA-nominee in 2002) was there to present Best Adapted Screenplay along with Jennifer Garner. And Pegg’s Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Alice Eve was also at the BAFTAs to present the Costume and Hair and Make-up awards.
On the red carpet Eve was asked about her work in Star Trek and specifically about the reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan (the secret identity of John Harrison) in Into Darkness. Eve flat out denied (to BAFTAonline) the reports saying "he’s not playing Khan." Watch the interview below.
Pegg: I hope JJ Doesn’t Forget us Trekkies + expects Abrams to direct 3rd Star Trek
And well-known geek and fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek talked about JJ Abrams directing for both franchises. Pegg noted to AbsoluteRadio "JJ is the perfect choice for [Star Wars], I just hope he doesn’t forget us Trekkies in the corner." And later in the video Pegg quickly said "He will do Star Trek 3" in reply to a question on if he believes Abrams will be back.
UPDATE: Pegg clarifies his statement about JJ directing 3rd Star Trek via Twitter saying he doesn’t know.
Just to be clear, contrary to reports in the press, I have no idea whether or not JJ will helm Star Trek 3.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) February 11, 2013
Pegg also talked to BAFTAonline about his JJ Abrams connection to co-presenter Jennifer Garner and about his upcoming film The World’s End.
Finally, here are more photos of Pegg and Eve at the BAFTAs.
Pegg is looking good, especially as he had tweeted about suffering an glasses malfunction shortly before the event
My glasses just broke. This is a disaster! I’ve mended them with a key ring. Do you think anyone will notice? twitpic.com/c2kl5u
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) February 10, 2013