Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Chris Pine has described his new co-star Benedict Cumberbatch as fascinating.

Pine is set to reprise the role of James T. Kirk in Star Trek 2 and Cumberbatch is just one of the new names on the cast list.

Cumberbatch is set to play the villain in the movie however it is yet to be revealed who that villain will be - some suggesting that he will possibly play Khan.

Speaking to MTV the actor said: "[Star Trek 2] is structured so that the antagonist brings out all of the qualities in Kirk that need to happen in order for Kirk to grow.

"As you know from Benedict, just watching him, vocally, he's fascinating.

"He's got this deep resonant voice. He has a fascinating face. He's a lovely guy and just super smart.

"You want to see something firing in his brain, so he's not just a blood-dripping-from-the-fangs bad guy. Benedict brings those kinds of smarts."

J.J. Abrams is back in the director's chair for the movie which will be released four year years after he rebooted the franchise.

Star Trek 2 is released 17th May 2013.

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