Karl Urban, better known to fans to the nerd community as Eomer from The Two Towers and Return of the King or more recently as Leonard “Bones” McCoy from J.J. Abrams recent Star Trek reboot has promised fans that there will indeed by footage of the upcoming Star Trek 2 coming to fans by the end of San Diego Comic Con.
SDCC is a good place for this to happen, and it makes some amount of sense. After all, back in 2008, Abrams revealed his cast for the first installment in the reboot of the science fiction classic, and while there has not been anything official from Abrams or anyone else on the matter, this wouldn’t be the first time Urban has dropped a surprise on fans about the movie.
In fact, in a recent interview about the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot Urban may have spilled some very big news about the film’s villain. Since it was announced there was going to be a sequel the speculation on who the villain would be began flying, but Khan was one of the most widely agreed upon.
However, Urban (possibly) let it slip that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) was going to be playing Gary Mitchell in the film, a character that was a classmate of Kirk’s in the academy, but was transformed by an energy field he came into contact with. Speculation is still running wild whether this was a slip on the actor’s part or if he’s helping to spread some disinformation and keep everyone looking in the wrong direction.
We’ll see what happens when we see what is exactly in this footage that is supposedly premiering this weekend. Keep you eyes glued to Word of the Nerd Online for the latest on this.