Did J. J. Abrams cut a sexy shower scene featuring Benedict Cumberbatch from Star Trek Into Darkness? Who’s joining the cast of Homeland next season? And is Michael Shannon‘s Zod going to be the biggest Superman villain ever in Man of Steel?
Yesterday we posited who the 20 hottest Star Trek villains of all time were, but whom would the actors from Star Trek Into Darkness like to shack up with? And whom would they like to marry? And which villains–or Enterprise crew members–would they want DEAD?
Star Trek is often thought of as being a science fiction franchise about brainy people who generally get along and find themselves involved in complex morality plays, and yeah, it is. However, Star Trek is also full of dark, mysterious, physically commanding and sexy bad guys (and girls).
VH1 News hit the red–or, uh, dark–carpet for the premiere of Star Trek Into The Darkness and we got to chat with the film’s cast. As we previously reported, Benedict Cumberbatch—who plays the film’s villain, John Harrison—spoke to us about his hit British series, Sherlock, and why we might be seeing it in America sooner rather than later. Cumberbatch also had a few other things to say…specifically about his fans.
American fans of the British hit series, Sherlock, are already well-versed with Star Trek Into Darkness‘s Benedict Cumberbatch. They’re also well-versed with the disappointment of having to wait months to see new episodes of the series on PBS when they’ve already aired in the UK. When VH1 chatted with Cumberbatch at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere this week, the actor let it slip that he’s hopeful that American fans won’t have to wait so long-if at all-for the new series.
After watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series in 1997, we decided Venom and Mary Jane Watson were actually a better couple than Mary Jane and Spider-Man, and we haven’t looked back since. In case you’re new to the Internet, pretty much every TV show, movie or otherwise fictional couple has a huge fan base swooning over their relationship. It might be a well-established couple or the characters might have met once to sign for a UPS package, it doesn’t matter. Someone is obsessed with them declaring their eternal love. This is a phenomenon known as shipping, and it is 75% of the reason anyone even knows about Twilight.
Maybe we just spent too much time on Tumblr over the last twelve months (we really, really did!), but 2012 seemed like a year where shipping was front and center. From New Girl to Sherlock, everywhere we looked shippers were building onto the fictional universes they loved, mostly with smooching. So we decided to pay homage to the most passionately shipped relationships of this year as part of our Best of 2012. Don’t see your favorite couple? We probably just didn’t know about them yet, so inform us in the comments! 2013 is almost upon us and we want to feel that Venom/Mary Jane feeling again!
You have no idea how long we’ve been waiting for the new Star Trek movie. And now we’re one step closer because the teaser trailer is out and it is all sorts of boss. All the usual suspects are in there reprising their roles: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho. New additions include Alice Eve and one totally baller Benedict Cumberbatch. Sherlock fans will know why we’re so stoked. And he’s the bad guy, which is even cooler. The trailer starts with his gravelly voice threatening, “You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance.” And then everything explodes in the coolest way. Of course there’s the obligatory close-up shot of Pine’s face with his baby blues looking intent. Makes us melt every single time. There’s also one clip of Alice screaming in abject terror, so you know Cumberbatch is bringing it. The movies’s only releasing next year in May, which is a huge bummer, but if they keep serving slices of trailer goodness, we won’t complain. Not too much, at least.