With all the hoopla about “Star Wars Episode VII”, it’s easy to forget J.J. Abrams has a little movie called ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” coming out this year. Abrams recently spoke with MTV about the anticipated sequel.

Here’s what he had to say about the Klingons, who are in the sequel after being cut from the first film.

Their role in this is definitely that of adversary,” Abrams teased, “and you’ll see how that plays out.”

We know now that actress Alice Eve is playing Carol Marcus and will be a love interest to Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, but Abrams said the film won’t slow down its pace for it.

“(Kirk) meets her fairly early on and again she plays a science officer, she’s someone who is a part of the adventure.  I think Chris is right, because it’s very much an action adventure movie and once that gets going it’s a very difficult thing to park the story. So it’s very difficult to do a romantic interlude. Her role is important, she wouldn’t be in the movie otherwise.”

The sequel stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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