Benedict Cumberbatch, who is swapping crime-solving for crime comitting in his latest role, is face to face with Captain Kirk in a new clip from Star Trek Into Darkness – and he’s showcasing a surprisingly gravelly voice…
The Sherlock star, who is playing the film’s villian John Harrison, appears to be being held prisoner by the captain of the Enterprise, who says: “You are a criminal. I watched you murder innocent men and women. I was authorised to end you and the only reason why you are still alive is because I am allowing it, so shut your mouth.”
But instead of shutting his mouth, Cumberbatch reveals a new deep voice, saying: “Why did you allow me to live?” before going on: “I surrendered to you because despite your attempts to convince me otherwise you seem to have a conscience, Mr Kirk. If you did not then it would be impossible for me to convince you of the truth…”
Benedict Cumberbatch stars alongside Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto and Simon Peg in the J. J. Abrams film which sees the crew of the Enterprise go on a manhunt to put an end to Harrison’s acts of terrorism.
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