Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cumberbatch Hints Into Darkness Terrorism Story

MTV has posted more from their interview with Benedict Cumberbatch from December when he and other cast members were making the press rounds to promote the release of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer. In his comments he seems to hint that the movie story-line does strong parallel the terrorism problems of today.
"[Look at] real social history and present history, everything that's going on: uprisings, people who are trying to spread democracy or fight their cause, not necessarily through political means ... he is a terrorist, and sadly, that's part of the fabric of our modern world," he explained to MTV when we spoke at a "Star Trek" event in late 2012. "You don't need to look far to research that one."

Cumberbatch continued, saying he looked towards "certain terrorist groups in the past" to see how they operated. But he wasn't only concerned with real-life terrorism. The actor emphasized the importance of turning towards his character's roots within the "Star Trek" universe itself, saying, "It was important to me to ground him in a reality that's based more on his story than, say, a parallel in the real world."

"What should certainly be chilling are the parallels to the modern world," he added cryptically.

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