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Here Is Everything We Learned From The “Star Wars: Episode IX” Panel At Star Wars Celebration – LIVE UPDATES

Star Wars: Episode IX is months away, but we have some big news for you about the movie coming straight from Chicago during the “Star Wars Episode IX” Panel from “Star Wars Celebration 2019”. Here is everything we learned about the new movie during this exciting panel.

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Hosted by Stephen Colbert, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams were onstage for the proceedings when things kicked off.

Kathleen discussed “the responsibility” they have with the fans, and how they “immersed themselves in everything George [Lucas] created”, and told the fans in attendance they will be very happy to see everything they have to show today.

JJ thanked the live audience for coming, and added that “they’ve been so focused” on finishing the film and was very pleased to see how excited everyone there was about this new movie.

Abrams told Colbert they are doing the editing and VFX currently, and “things are going pretty well so far”. He added that even though this is a three-movie trilogy, it’s also part of a bigger series (the entire nine movie ennealogy), and “it’s been really incredible to look at this thing George created and bring it to a close”.

Kennedy said while creating this film they took everything that inspired George, and the inspiration that JJ brought to it gave it even more depth.

Colbert asked about how they “filled the void” left behind when Carrie Fisher passed away, and Abrams said they really couldn’t. ” We all just loved her… she was the greatest. It was impossible… You don’t recast that part and suddeny have her disappear.” He added that they never wanted to use a CG Fisher, and instead implemented scenes from “The Force Awakens” they shot that were unused. “Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that is kind of mind blowing to me.”

Where the movie takes place in the timeline – “The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film, some time has gone by… in this movie… this is an adventure that the group goes on together. It’s a story that I think, one of the great things about the movie… is the dynamic between the characters. They are just the most wonderful together, and that;s the thing I am most excited for you to see.” – JJ Abrams

CGI VS Practical Effects – “As with The Force Awakens, what we tried to do, despite this being this epic space adventure… that we did everything we could building sets… going to locations in and around England and Jordan and other places. We did everything we could to do have it in camera.” – JJ Abrams

At this point, Anthony Daniels and R2-D2 joined the stage. “3PO is the voice of reason,” Daniels jokingly said. “He is the one that tells you that you are in danger… and waht does everyone do in three trilogies of nine movies? They say shut up! Well, I’m here to say enough! The droid fights back!”

Colbert asked if 3P0 was a droid available to purchase, would he want one. Daniels replied, “I regard him as my best friend in many ways, and I would genuinely want a best friend who cared for me as much as 3P0 does.”

Daniels also announced he has a new memoir coming out (the title will be released tomorrow at 11:30 AM CST), and added the original title was “Telling the odds” until the editors nixed it. The crowd loved it, and we all shook our heads at the foolish editor who just didn’t get it.

Billy Dee Williams came onstage next, and explained, “I never expected to be in this adventure, but I got lucky. I ended up working with somebody that I have a tremendous regard for. JJ Abrams, I love his name! He is a beautiful young man, he is extraordinary.”

“I’ve been doing this a long time, 60 years I think I have been doing this and I have been fortunate enough tow work with some pretty extraordinary people in my lifetime, but this is probably, I would regard this as a real highlight for me. A true genuine highlight for me.”

Colbert asked about what it was like to return as Lando, and he responded, “Lando never left me.”

Abrams and Kennedy said they were starstruck when he came on set for the first time, but Williams was humble about it. “When you are doing this kind of stuff… to really have an opportunity to work with some really wonderful people is something I really enjoy more than just making money. But don’t get me wrong, I love making my money!”

“Just to be able to hang out and play around with ideas like you, Mr Abrams, it was a wonderful experience.”

He also jokingly added he still has people come up to him angry that he betrayed Han Solo back in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Next came Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Naomi Ackie, and BB-8.

Naomi discussed being cast in the film, “I was in bed [when I found out]. I got the call at like seven in the morning. My best friend was sleeping downstairs and my dad was int he house, and I yelled. My dad ran up the stairs and he sat at the end of the bed and he had his hands on his mouth. I open eyed sobbed… and my best friend was sleeping downstairs and I couldn’t tell anyone… it was incredible.”

“Nothing can prepare you for this, no kind of training at all.”

Naomi’s character was finally revealed to be named Jana, and added, “the original group are going on this epic adventure and I am so excited where Jana crosses paths with them. It’s wicked!”

There are rumors of Jana being Lando’s daughter, but Naomi could neither confirm or deny it. “Lando is a very charming man, so he cold have children all over the universe. That’s all I’m saying!”

John Boyega explained what has been up with Finn since we last saw him, as much as he was allowed to. “On this adventure, Finn has found his identity with the resistance… int his film, he is a full-fledged sexy young man, as you can see by the picture.” He was also very excited to have this costume you see above.

Colbert asked about Captain Phasma, and Boyega said that she is gone. “I definitely feel that there is some form of closure with who he identifies with, what is love, what is friendship, that’s what defines him in this movie. But Phasma, she dead!”

Colbert asked about the four-cornered love triangle with Finn, Poe, Rose, and Rey, and said that Finn is the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy. “Finn is single and willing to mingle!”

Oscar Isaac was asked about who is the better pilot, Han or Poe, and he replied, “No one can pilot the falcon like Han, nobody. However, Poe can literally fly anything. I’m just saying Poe is the better Uber driver.”

Colbert asked if everything was a joke to Poe and why he doesn’t take his enemies seriously, and said “I think he takes his love for Finn very seriously. He’s a human. He has no real special powers, yes he is a great pilot but deep down he is a human, and one of the most human things you can do is find the irony and humanity in the most crazy dark moments… I think that is an element of the force, humor.”

Daisy Ridley celebrated her birthday at the event, and the live audience sang “happy birthday” for her before she began to answer Colbert’s questions.

Colbert asked about whether Rey read the books or not from the Jedi and if she has a new lightsaber yet, but she could not offer many answers other than “The lightsaber Luke gave her lives.”

Colbert also asked about if she has any new force powers, but Ridley had to defer to JJ Abrams for an answer.

“There are some extraordinary things that the character and Daisy did in this movie, and some of the things that happened was possibly because we had the most incredible stunt coordinator, Eunice Huthart, who is just the greatest… and some of the things that you elude to will be seen there. Yes, there are some other things and you will see them soon.”

When asked about relationships, Ridley explained “The Kylo and Ren relationship we will have to wait and see.” Boyega said this about Rose, “It’s in the middle of the war, we are trying to figure things out.”

Kelly Marie Tran was brought to tears by the support of the live audience, and it was well deserved. Tran said that narrating the audio book prequel was ” a very long process, but it’s a lot of backstory with her and her older sister, and it definitely helped me with this upcoming one.”

Colbert asked if she kisses Finn again in this movie, but she could not give anything away. When we last saw Rose, she was in a coma, and JJ was asked what has happened since then, but all he responded with was “you have to see what happens in the thing… but I was grateful to Rian Johnson for so many things that he did. The greatest for me was casting Kelly Marie.”

Joonas Suotamo, the actor playing Chewbacca, explained that no changes were made to the Chewie costume for this film. “The character is just so beloved… all throughout these five incredible years that I transformed into this character, and I am so grateful for everyone that has been so supportive. Let’s go Chewie”!

“For me, playing Chewbacca is sort of a duty at this point because when I was sitting in our living room carpet watching the saga… I was sure that in this world there is a place for everyone and that I have to show everyone that, and no matter how big or small you are there is a place for you in this world, and I had to show people that.”

Suotamo also added that porgs “taste best fried”.

Anthony Daniels discussed filming in Jordan, “Jordan was a truly remarkable experience… It was my wife Julie who said, ‘This is Ralph McQuarie’s paintings’.” The film crew began prepping for months before the cast arrived, and they shot there for three weeks.

“There would be time when you would see these big red clouds coming,” Isaac added, “And we wold have to wait for hours for these big huge sand storms to go down.”

Abrams introduced us to an alien named Claude who helps The Resistance, and we saw pics of a few others (Claude is directly below).

BB-8 has a new friend named DIO, who speaks in higher pitched tones than BB-8 and left the audience in silence with how cute he was.

After that, Abrams said it was time to watch the teaser trailer, and off we went. For a full breakdown of that, stay tuned for a separate article coming soon.

What we did see was Rey taking on Kylo Ren in a one on one fight somewhere (and yes, she is battling him in his TIE Fighter), lots of action, Finn and Poe adventuring, Lando in the pilot seat of the Millenium Falcon, some sail barge action on a desert pilot, and a clip with Carrie Fisher hugging Rey, the wreckage of the Death Star… oh, and the maniacal laugh of what sounds like The Emperor!

We also have the official name for the movie, “Rise of The Skywalker”, which disputes the earlier report we posted this morning.

Out came Ian McDiarmid, who received a warm welcome and said, “Roll it again!” before demanding the teaser be played one more time.

Thanks for being here with us for these live updates, stay tuned for more coverage from “Star Wars Celebration 2019″!

“Star Wars: Episode IX” comes out on December 20, 2019.

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Watch The “Star Wars: Episode IX” Panel Live from “Star Wars Celebration 2019”

“Star Wars Celebration” is happening right now in Chicago, and we expect lots of big news to come from it. Starting at 11 AM CST, the Star Wars: Episode IX panel live stream will go down, and you can join us here to watch it.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams will be onstage for the panel, but I am sure they won’t be the only two there once things kick off.

So far this morning, the big news is a leak that may or may not have revealed the title of the next film.

The “Star Wars: Episode IX” cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd.

Additonal cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Keri Russell, and veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Will any of these fine folks appear during the panel to surprise us? We sure hope so!

Episode IX comes out this year on December 20 in theaters hopefully in galaxies closer than far, far away.

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“Star Trek Into Darkness” Spock Figure Review from Diamond Select

Continuing our look at the Diamond Select Toys action figures from “Star Trek Into Darkness”, today we look at Zachary Quinto as Spock – in toy form! We really liked Captain Kirk in our last video, but is Spock just as good or did we need to wash a bad taste out of our mouths with some Romulan Ale afterwards? Find out by watching the video – Live Long and Buy Toys!

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“Star Trek Into Darkness” Captain Kirk Figure Review from Diamond Select

Welcome back to Trekback Tuesday, where we review Star Trek toys from all eras and generations. On this episode, we take a look at our very first Kelvin timeline Star Trek toys, starting with Captain Kirk by Diamond Select. This version is based on JJ Abrams “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie and features a likeness of Chris Pine. Does this figure boldly go where no figure has gone before? Watch the unboxing video to find out!

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“STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” Review With Spoilers

Out of the four Star Wars movies that I have been alive for, I have now seen two of them on opening day. Episode II was my first, and today I saw Episode VII. If this movie can keep up the momentum, than I think I will be seeing VIII and IX on opening day as well.

If you have not seen the movie and want to read the spoiler-free review, head to this link here instead. I won’t be talking about too many plot points in this article since I want to keep this short (by my standards), just giving a verbose overview of my thoughts about the film, and guess what? They are all pretty darn positive.

Let’s get this out of the way immediately. Does Episode VII make up for the prequels? Absolutely. Everything that was wrong with them is gone, and in their place is something that feels much more like Star Wars. The lackluster elements of the prequels will be a discussion for another day, but the big thing that I can say about those movies versus the newest one is that it feels like it is in the same timeline as the original trilogy was. The prequels feel out of date when you watch them and did not age well for a number of reasons. Watching “The Force Awakens” is like you picked up right where you left off and is a much more natural fit.

If the prequels were a sign of the times of when they were made, Episode VII is a throwback in all of the right ways to make a timeless sci-fi epic. From the physical effects married perfectly with the CGI, to the dialogue and characters acting the way they should that makes sense to them, and the worlds feeling believable and real, this is the true return of the franchise that should not disappoint fans.

The story is a good mix of classic Star Wars with an Abrams twist. It was hard not to draw parallels to what he did with “Star Trek” while watching Episode VII, but I mean that in a positive way. Abrams understands a team dynamic and how to balance multiple actors and stories on screen at once, something that the original trilogy did very well. He gives segments time to breathe and live alongside each other, but they never lose their tension and only gain it in the interim when we visit a different part of the story. Everyone gets their screen time and an equal share of the drama, the heroism, or the sadness.

I loved that, much like the original trilogy, most of the actors were not too well known, but they will certainly be after this. John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey are great together, and play off each other very well. On the same sentiment as the paragraph above, they each have their stories that we are able to understand in a few sentences, and are seeking things that they are able to get from each other. They are the Luke and Leia of the story, and not the Han and Leia as far as I am concerned (more on that later). Really, the characters are very independent from sci-fi tropes and even what many may have expected from a franchise that set up a lot of the clichés used in this genre, and that is a very positive thing to accomplish.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is a very complex character that I want to a call a villain but was humanized so well that it is difficult to label him a generic bad guy. For you “Avatar: The Last Airbender” fans, Kylo might be our Prince Zuko (#HONOR). Whereas Darth Maul or Count Dooku was absolutely evil, Kylo Ren is immediately given a backstory that no other villains in the series have had the pleasure of having that makes you invested in him, and the thoughts of a possible character arc or redemption story. While Vader was an enigma, we know within the first hour who Kylo is, even to the point of unmasking himself with the greatest of ease instead of drawing it out for another movie. He is a character with a heavy heart and a lot of anger, and in many ways is perhaps how Anakin should have been portrayed in episode 2 and 3 rather than the way he is. For the record, my theory of Kylo was that he was a clone of Anakin, and the big reveal in Episode IX would be when he takes off the mask to reveal Hayden Christenson underneath it. Tell me that would not have been awesome?

BB-8 is obnoxiously adorable to the point that I wanted to pick it up and put tiny cat ears and a tail on it and make it my pet. That’s what merchandise is for! The droid is the most expressive we have seen in a Star Wars film, and more emotive than R2-D2 was, which is impressive on its own.

I wish we had more of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and definitely more of Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), but I suppose that is what the sequels are for. As of now, Phasma is presumed dead after being thrown into a trash compactor, but there is no way a character that awesome (and who is on all of the merchandise) could be tossed away like rubbish that easily. As for Poe, is anyone else shipping him and Finn together?

Seeing some of the originals again was great, and they were integrated not for the sake of nostalgia but as crucial parts of the story. This is certainly not the last time we will see them (except for Han, of course, but I bet he comes back as a spirit eventually), especially with Luke showing up at the conclusion. I am hoping that Lando Calrissian will make his triumphant comeback in the next one too, along with some more familiar alien species.

Episode VII is not without its flaws, and one of those is certainly the predictability of things. When Han confronted Kylo, everyone in the theater knew he was going to die except for the little kids (most of whom probably did not even know who Han was since no TV channels showed any of the SW films leading up to the release of this, shame on Disney). There are really not too many surprises here, the biggest one being the true identity of Kylo Ren. Everything else was foreshadowed very strongly, almost pandering to make sure that you did not miss the info that would be important later.

Abrams camerawork is always something that can be troublesome. The best comparison to draw from is once again Star Trek, which had a lot of fast pans and quick camera movements, along with an overdose of lens flare. While there is practically none of that, the signature camera shaking syndrome is still there, and it visually feels like an Abrams movie. I would have loved more steady shots and less reliance on a camera in constant motion. The blurs are too quick and I left the theatre with a vicious headache. It’s not nearly as shaky as most other action movies are these days, so don’t get me wrong, but I believe Star Wars is known for wide shots that suck you into the world. None of the locations were too awe-inspiring or made my imagination start running, and that may have been because of how self-contained everything felt and how small things were because of the constant motion. It was useful as a storytelling device, especially in the dogfights with the TIE fighters and X-Wings, but too much of it makes it hard to get invested and looks too much like a video game.

On that note, here is my nerdy complaint. Only X-Wings and TIE Fighters? What happened to the Y-Wing, A-Wing, B-Wing, TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, and damn near every other type of ship. Most importantly, my biggest qualm with the plot itself – WHY DID THEY NEED TO KILL THE NEW DEATH STAR ALREADY!!! Seriously, this thing was eight times bigger than the original and able to destroy multiple planets at once, and it gets taken out like a chump in the exact same way the original two Death Stars went down. Did the First Order not learn from the other two huge blunders? It would have been much cooler to save this big Death Star as a tease in this movie and make it into something really big and grand, rather than something that really did not get a lot of screen time or get hyped in a way that made it truly threatening (again, predictability of the movie).

Also, can we start a drinking game for whenever a character says “This map will tell us the location of Luke Skywalker”?

Like all of the Star Wars films, there are a few plot holes here and there, but they are nothing that stopped me in my tracks. That might be attributed to how fast-paced JJ Abrams works so that you don’t have time to nitpick at first glance, but with a few more viewings even the most unobservant person should pick up on them. Do they ruin the film? Not at all, just little minor annoyances that are quickly forgiven.

The big issue I have seen many people debate is how much of a rehash this film is to “Episode IV: A New Hope”. Once again, we have a desert planet, a death star, a reluctant hero with family issues and a reason to stay in their sandy home, another Death Star, and plenty of other similarities. Are they copying the original, or following a pattern? Too early to tell, but my belief is that while there were certainly elements that are undeniably familiar, the story is far enough removed and goes to vastly different places that it is its own movie.

Is Episode VII a complete story, meaning that it does not need a sequel and can stand on its own? Yes and no. Being a Star Wars film means that it will obviously have a sequel attached to, especially since this is the start of the trilogy. Does this movie have its own definitive end-point. Yes, with the destruction of the new super-duper Death Star. However, with all of the characters going their own way, and with the big reveal at the end, it is sequel fodder. We met everyone, we shot some stuff, blew some things up, and everyone is off adventuring until we see them again in the next film. What they are doing is not even hinted at with the exception of Rey, and that is a pretty big tease.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had too much on the line to be bad. It had to be good, and it was. It’s a step in the right direction, and is a movie filled with optimism, intrigue, and wonder. It lacks the whimsy of the original, but feels like a natural continuation and captures the essence of what the series is about. The series is in good hands, but I can see it being derailed by the dark side if they do not make some improvements from this one to make it more mysterious and give it the uniqueness that it deserves to have.

Welcome back, Star Wars. It’s good to have you again, and I look forward to seeing more.

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“STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” Spoiler-Free Review

Out of the four Star Wars movies that I have been alive for, I have now seen two of them on opening day. Episode II was my first, and today I saw Episode VII. If this movie can keep up the momentum, than I think I will be seeing VIII and IX on opening day as well.

If you have already seen the movie and want to read the spoiler-filled review, head to this link here instead. If you have not, and are trying very hard to live under a rock until the storm of spoilers passes over you, this is the review fo ryou.

Let’s get this out of the way immediately. Does Episode VII make up for the prequels? Absolutely. Everything that was wrong with them is gone, and in their place is something that feels much more like Star Wars. The lackluster elements of the prequels will be a discussion for another day, but the big thing that I can say about those movies versus the newest one is that it feels like it is in the same timeline as the original trilogy was. The prequels feel out of date when you watch them and did not age well for a number of reasons. Watching “The Force Awakens” is like you picked up right where you left off and is a much more natural fit.

If the prequels were a sign of the times of when they were made, Episode VII is a throwback in all of the right ways to make a timeless sci-fi epic. From the physical effects married perfectly with the CGI, to the dialogue and characters acting the way they should that makes sense to them, and the worlds feeling believable and real, this is the true return of the franchise that should not disappoint fans.

The story is a good mix of classic Star Wars with an Abrams twist. It was hard not to draw parallels to what he did with “Star Trek” while watching Episode VII, but I mean that in a positive way. Abrams understands a team dynamic and how to balance multiple actors and stories on screen at once, something that the original trilogy did very well. He gives segments time to breathe and live alongside each other, but they never lose their tension and only gain it in the interim when we visit a different part of the story. Everyone gets their screen time and an equal share of the drama, the heroism, or the sadness.

I loved that, much like the original trilogy, most of the actors were not too well known, but they will certainly be after this. John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey are great together, and play off each other very well. On the same sentiment as the paragraph above, they each have their stories that we are able to understand in a few sentences, and are seeking things that they are able to get from each other. Really, the characters are very independent from sci-fi tropes and even what many may have expected from a franchise that set up a lot of the clichés used in this genre, and that is a very positive thing to accomplish.

The supporting cast is all great, and while I can not say too much without spoiling things, the characters are almost all very well-developed and interesting. While certain characters do not get as much screen time as I would have wanted, there is still plenty of info to whet your appetites and prepare for more of them in the next movie.

Episode VII is not without its flaws, and one of those is certainly the predictability of things. There are really not too many surprises here. Everything important was foreshadowed very strongly, almost pandering to make sure that you did not miss the info that would be important later.

Abrams camerawork is always something that can be troublesome. The best comparison to draw from is once again Star Trek, which had a lot of fast pans and quick camera movements, along with an overdose of lens flare. While there is practically none of that, the signature camera shaking syndrome is still there, and it visually feels like an Abrams movie. I would have loved more steady shots and less reliance on a camera in constant motion. The blurs are too quick and I left the theatre with a vicious headache. It’s not nearly as shaky as most other action movies are these days, so don’t get me wrong, but I believe Star Wars is known for wide shots that suck you into the world. None of the locations were too awe-inspiring or made my imagination start running, and that may have been because of how self-contained everything felt and how small things were because of the constant motion. It was useful as a storytelling device, especially in the dogfights with the TIE fighters and X-Wings, but too much of it makes it hard to get invested and looks too much like a video game.

Like all of the Star Wars films, there are a few plot holes here and there, but they are nothing that stopped me in my tracks. That might be attributed to how fast-paced JJ Abrams works so that you don’t have time to nitpick at first glance, but with a few more viewings even the most unobservant person should pick up on them. Do they ruin the film? Not at all, just little minor annoyances that are quickly forgiven.

SEMI-SPOILER about plot elements, read at your own danger: The big issue I have seen many people debate is how much of a rehash this film is to “Episode IV: A New Hope”. There are plenty of similarities. Are they copying the original, or following a pattern? Too early to tell, but my belief is that while there were certainly elements that are undeniably familiar, the story is far enough removed and goes to vastly different places that it is its own movie.

Is Episode VII a complete story, meaning that it does not need a sequel and can stand on its own? Yes and no. Being a Star Wars film means that it will obviously have a sequel attached to, especially since this is the start of the trilogy. Does this movie have its own definitive end-point. Yes, however, plenty happens and doesn’t happen that leave it for sequel fodder. Star Wars movies have typically ended on their own, even though you know there is something else coming. With this one, it was too much of a “To Be Continued” moment and felt more like a TV show season-finale instead of a movie ending.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had too much on the line to be bad. It had to be good, and it was. It’s a step in the right direction, and is a movie filled with optimism, intrigue, and wonder. It lacks the whimsy of the original, but feels like a natural continuation and captures the essence of what the series is about. The series is in good hands, but I can see it being derailed by the dark side if they do not make some improvements from this one to make it more mysterious and give it the uniqueness that it deserves to have.

Welcome back, Star Wars. It’s good to have you again, and I look forward to seeing more.

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First on-set pics from JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel are “gripping”

That was the best pun I could do for the Vulcan death grip that you see above.

These photos, courtesy of On Location news, feature Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto and the scrumptious Zoe Saldan in action (and in front of a green screen) on JJ Abrams upcoming sequel for his hit “Star Trek” film. These are very preliminary photos, and do not contain too much info, although this is the first time we are catching a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch being all villainous and angry. Dude sure yells a lot in these photos.

Check out the gallery below for the rest of the leaked shots!

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