Now that ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is in theaters, director J.J. Abrams’ “mystery box” has been shattered and the once-mysterious film is available for anyone to see. All of its secrets have finally been exposed! Well…most of them. There may still be a handful of things you don’t know.
Like with any major film, the road to bringing ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ to life was lengthy and fascinating, creating enough trivia and cast/crew anecdotes to fill a book or two. In lieu of an entire book, here are 15 things you may not know about Abrams’ latest!
1 J.J. Abrams Wasn’t a Fan of ‘Star Trek’
What happens when you put someone who has never been a ‘Star Trek’ fan in charge of the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ franchise? Well, we know the answer! Director J.J. Abrams admitted he wasn’t a fan of the franchise before taking the gig and it shows, for better and for worse. If you’re wondering why the new ‘Trek’ adventures feel distinctly different than their predecessors in many ways, you can thank/yell at Abrams, who used his own ‘Star Wars’-infused sensibilities to revive the dormant series. To his credit, he claims that he become a fan of the series while making the films, but that certainly didn’t stop him from jumping ship and heading off to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’!