Sneaky sneaky! We laughed so hard at this clip aired at the MTV Movie Awards that we almost missed the very important news encoded within it. The parody stars Jennifer Lawrence and Joel McHale and features a cameo by J.J. Abrams who opens the video by saying, “Lets face it, archery is back. You’ve got The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Game Of Thrones. Actors need archery experts.” McHale is archery coach Lester Boonshaft who sadly, isn’t that expert. In fact, Abrams goes on to say, “There was this whole Klingon archery subplot in the new Star Trek that I completely cut out just so I didn’t have to work with him.” And therein lies the surprise, neatly hidden element of this whole exercise. Abrams happens to be sitting in front of a screen that has a freeze frame of a masked character who is part of the sequel we’ve all been dying to watch — Star Trek 2! That’s what we’re calling it right now, as the film doesn’t have a title yet.
The character doesn’t look familiar at all. Is it a new villain? We do know that Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch — love him in Sherlock — are in the new movie but we have no idea as who or what. Could this be one of them? We’ll have to wait and watch!