Karl Urban Says He Almost Didn’t Come Back For ‘Star Trek Beyond’

By June 3, 2016
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The last trailer for Star Trek Beyond seemed to raise fan anticipation for the sequel in some noticeable ways, not only providing a much better sense of the film’s tone and story, but also how each of the characters were going to be factoring into it as well. Pairing up a number of the crew members into interesting duos, one of the most exciting aspects of the film has to be the forced partnership between Bones (Karl Urban) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) for a majority of the movie.

It turns out though, that the film came very close to not having the two characters partnered up at all actually, as Urban revealed he almost said no to appearing in the sequel.

While recently speaking with IGN, Urban revealed that the reason he ended up signing on to appear in the film, actually all came down to director Justin Lin, and his evident passion for the property:

“It was fantastic. It was a breath of fresh air, and I really appreciated Justin’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the character dynamics. In fact, I was on the fence about doing the movie until I spoke with Justin… Because I had a conflicting schedule, and I had a decision to make about which film to do, and I was no longer under contract to do a third picture. So I had a decision to make, and it was talking with Justin that enabled me to commit to it.”

I think I can echo Urban’s comments here as well, and say that in addition to the second trailer, the footage that was shown at the Beyond fan event a few weeks ago put a heavy emphasis on the film’s characters. So while it seems like Beyond will have its fair share of action and destruction, it looks like similar to all of the best Trek stories, the film will be a perfect marriage between adventurous action, and some serious character development as well. I think we can all be thankful that Urban decided to return too,  because it looks like Bones will be at the center of it all.

Star Trek Beyond is set to hit theatres on July 22nd.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • jferal

    The movies sucked. After Star Trek 11 gave us hope that the era of disappointing Star Trek (TV ish) movies was over. It was edgy and surprising and exciting, but no, we go back to the same old disappointing, non edge tvish almost boring movies. What a let down.

    • BastianBux

      WTH r u talking about these new Star Trek movies are damn good plz sit down your Nostalgia clouds your empty mind.

  • jferal

    Glade to see you are easily amused. You must be a Bernie supporter. Enough said?

  • jferal

    Star Trek 11 was amazing. Beyond was a remake. One of them dies in the reactor and comes back to life. That was done in a previous Star Trek Movie but judging from your response you are not old enough to know that or perhaps much of anything else. Trust me, You are the only one that thinks you know everything.

  • One-Eye

    Must be nice to be able to decide whether or not to appear in a massive blockbuster franchise.