Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams has revealed that fans will get a chance to see some Klingons in the forthcoming sequel.
Although scenes featuring the race of aliens were shot for the Star Trek reboot, they ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor. However, fans who picked up the flick on home video could check out the sequences as deleted scenes.
Cinema Blend is reporting that Abrams discussed all things Klingon during a recent interview. True to his style, the filmmaker didn’t give too much away regarding how the characters will figure into the overall story.
He told MTV News:
“Their role in this is definitely adversarial and you’ll see how that plays out.”
Abrams added that folks who aren’t familiar with the Klingon race need not worry about being confused during Star Trek Into Darkness. He said viewers “don’t need to know any preexisting stories to enjoy this film.”
According to Indie Wire, this isn’t the first time J.J. Abrams has teased Klingon involvement with his upcoming sequel. The director reportedly slipped a quick image featuring the warrior race in a skit he did for the MTV Movie Awards.
Current fan obsession over Khan’s appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness ultimately took attention away from the Klingon race. However, Abrams’ confirmation is certainly good news for those who were hoping they would make an appear in the follow-up.
Video of Abrams discussing Klingons and the addition of a new character to the Star Trek universe can be found below. However, keep in mind that there might be a few spoilers sprinkled throughout his interview.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller. The film opens across the nation on May 17.