‘Star Trek 2′ To Feature New Character Played By Alice Eve

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

London-born actress Alice Eve has previously come very close to playing important female characters in a handful of recent (and upcoming) blockbuster comic book movies, including that of Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Faora in the Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel. However, the She’s Out of My League starlet was ultimately not involved with any of those projects.

Eve will appear in next year’s Men in Black III - and now she also looks to have joined another new installment in a very lucrative sci-fi series, namely Star Trek 2 (a.k.a. J.J. Abrams’ untitled followup to his 2009 Trek franchise reboot).

Variety is reporting that Eve has not yet secured an official deal to appear in Abrams’ new Star Trek movie; she is said to be all but locked for the film, at this point. The actress is also (purportedly) portraying a character who has never been featured in the Trek universe before – unlike Benicio Del Toro, who still remains the front-runner to play an antagonistic figure that insiders say will be “someone familiar to Trekkies.”

Casting for Abrams’ sequel is by and large complete at this point, what with the primary cast of the 2009 Trek reboot set to return for the U.S.S. Enterprise’s new (cinematic) voyage. There is only one additional significant role yet to be cast: “another villain” who is subservient to the character that Del Toro is being considered for.

Most Trek fans already have their minds made up about the quality of the new incarnations of characters like James Tiberius Kirk or Spock (played by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, respectively). Thus, there will be all the more interest in what people like Eve and Del Toro bring to the table, in terms of how they affect the dynamic between the members of the (rebooted) Enterprise crew in this new Star Trek flick.

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The new crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’

It was recently confirmed that the Star Trek followup will be released (and, almost definitely, shot) in the 3D format. While that news has prompted an overall (somewhat) mixed-to-positive reaction, this does read as the sort of film that could benefit from the extra dimension. Locations like the interiors and main bridge of the Enterprise – or the CGI exteriors of outer space – could look quite visually-impressive in 3D, if filmed correctly.

The plot of the Trek sequel remains entirely under wraps, so it’s pretty much impossible to draw any solid preliminary conclusions about the film’s potential thematic quality (at this juncture). However, given that screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and Roberto Orci have crafted good material in the past – and have spent a good chunk of 2011 fine-tuning the story for the film – early signs are indeed encouraging.

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Principal photography on Star Trek 2 is slated to begin by January 2012. The film will hit theaters around the U.S. on May 17th, 2013.

Source: Variety

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  1. I really hope this one is good… although summer of 2013 seems like it will never come.

  2. I am really thinking Harry Mudd for Benecio and Alice Eve as one of his feminine schemes that Harry was good at. I would love it to be this character.

  3. Looks like Kirk will get his groove on this time. :-)

  4. I think they’re hiring Alice Eve because they really want someone to bring the 3D effects to life.

    • Well, that’d be at least one good reason to go see it in 3D.

  5. They’re keeping so tight-lipped because they don’t want all the negative webhate on the villain… Khan. Ugh.

    They’ll wait ’til the last possible minute to release it. They see whats happening to AKIRA and are frightened. imo

  6. First piece of great news!!

    See the real Captain Kirk can not only beat the ever loving sh7t out of anyone (including Batman) but he gets more poon than the hetero Bond’s (everyone before DC)

    Chris Pine is taking another step toward Shatneria

  7. $5 says Eve plays one of those hot green alien chicks.

  8. Will William Shatner cameo this time?

  9. Alice Eve can play any role she wants.
    And I’ll play any role that works for her.

  10. I’d say she’s playing Bones’ nurse but I guess that wouldn’t be a brand-new character, unless they mean by name.

  11. Ill sleep all day, but be “up” before “Eve”!

  12. She looks like a sexy kirk-able Dr. Carol Marcus to me!

    • That’s not a new character.

  13. Alice Eve huh?… Well, that settles it: I’ll be there on opening night :D

    P.S. I didn’t know she was up for the role of Peggy Carter… she would’ve been perfect IMO (maybe she can still play Sharon Carter in Cap 2)

    • Excellent nominee for Sharon Carter, Avenger.

  14. I wish she would have played Emma frost. January jones was awful. Maybe she could have filled out that silver bra better as well

    • I wouldn’t say there was a problem with Jones filling out the outfit; it was her wooden acting that really bothered me.

  15. alice eve and zoe saldana in the same movie? i like the direction they are taking star trek lol

  16. Keep her! Yummy! Nurse, I need another Martini! ~ Stark

  17. So will she be getting Jeri Ryan’s 7 of 9 cat suit to flaunt that hot body? Nothing wrong with a bit of flaunting in space right?

  18. She is proper hot, white hot in fact – I would watch a poor movie with her in it. Oh wait, I did – X Men First Class.

    • X-Men First Class? She wasn’t in that; or is this a crack on January Jones?

      • My mistake, both of those ladies are in my top 10 for sure