If you’ve been following the news today you know that the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers looks like it will be opening huge. Armed with ridiculous awareness statistics, the movie has a very real chance at beating the opening weekend numbers of The Hunger Games, which, you might remember, currently holds the number three spot for all time opening weekend numbers. Much like how the success of The Dark Knight made people start thinking that dark and gritty is the way to go for all big action movies, perhaps now we can expect some big movies to try and imitate The Avengers style. Like sticking Spock in an Iron Man costume.
A new photo from the set of the untitled Star Trek sequel has arrived online and features Zachary Quinto looking a whole lot like Tony Stark. All jokes aside, the armor actually does look fairly similar to the equipment that Kirk (Chris Pine) and Sulu (John Cho) used to skydive towards the drill on Vulcan in the first film. You can see the new image below and head over to MTV to see it full size.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the Star Trek sequel brings back the cast from the 2009 reboot, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and Bruce Greenwood. Newcomers to the film series include Benedict Cumberbatch – who will be playing the central villain – Alice Eve and Peter Weller. The script was written by Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof and the final product will be in theaters on May 17, 2013.