Check out this first look featurette of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek: Into Darkness! (VIDEO)

by Anna Howell

In the run up to the much-anticipated new Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, more details of our very own Benedict Cumberbatch’s character have been revealed, as well as a 90 second featurette looking behind the scenes of the epic film!

Cumberbatch, best known for playing the title role in the hugely popular BBC drama, Sherlock, was announced as being cast in the new Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, last year, causing much excitement amongst fans of the actor, and the show alike.

Speaking at a Tokyo press conference to promote the film, Benedict, who has also just signed up to film the third series of BBC mystery drama, Sherlock, a modern twist on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Novels, Sherlock Holmes, said that his new role is a “complicated character” who is “not to be judged by black-or-white.”

“He is very ruthless,” admitted Cumberbatch. “He is not a clearly good or evil character. He is a villain but the actions he takes have intent and reason.”

And now, with the film closer to release, and the poster for it telling us that Cumberbatch’s character is going to destroy our world, Benedict has opened up with a bit more detail of his character, whose name is still in debate!

The villain that Cumberbatch is set to play has been the subject of much debate and speculation, with some saying the character’s name is ‘John Harrison’, whilst others claim that it could in fact be the notorious Star Trek villain Khan.

But whoever he is, Cumberbatch has changed his tune somewhat about just how evil this character is, telling Entertainmentwise to “enjoy our last moments of peace” for he shall “have his vengeance”.

To mark the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, directed by JJ Abrahams, the production company behind it, Paramount, have released this 90 second behind the scenes featurette:

In the featurette we are given a first glimpse of at the film along with interviews with cast and crew, including the director, JJ Abrahams and actors Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldanha.

In Abrahams interview he explains that the “goal for this movie was definitely to up the ante as much as we could,” adding that, “there were a lot of characters that people were anticipating seeing,” and describing the film as being “light years beyond” the first film.

Star Trek: Into Darkness is expected to be released in the UK on 17 May 2013, watch the official teaser trailer in the clip below: