In this first look at director J.J. Abrams’ currently shooting “Star Trek” sequel, we see quite clearly that Zachary Quinto’s returning Spock and the newcomer played by Cumberbatch are very much not friends. The two are locked in battle on top of what’s being described as “a Space Barge set.”
During the battle and in the photo you can see here, Spock does his best to stop his foe using his famous Vulcan Death Grip, but the move fails; Cumberbatch’s character is able to overpower the grip and regain the upper hand in his struggle against the Star Fleet officer.
Interestingly, Spock is not the only one wearing a Star Fleet uniform. Cumberbatch’s unknown character is seen wearing a black version of the uniform under his silver overcoat. A sign that this man was a friend before he was a foe?
I MIGHT BE CRYING A LITTLE BIT IN THE LAB RIGHT NOW FROM SHEER UNADULTERATED ANTICIPATORY JOY.