Chris Pine teases 'much more frightening' force in Star Trek 2

Chris Pine is extremely excited about Star Trek 2. The actor has nothing but good things to say about the sequel and director J.J. Abrams. In a recent interview, he hinted at the trouble brewing for James T. Kirk and the rest of his crew.

When Abrams directed Star Trek in 2009, he hit the jackpot. It was a critical and commercial success. It had action, romance, humor and drama to give the story weight. Pine believes the sequel will have all that and more.

"There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one."

By threat, does he mean Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain? He didn't clarify, but he did tease that the characters are in for the fight of their lives.

"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story—I can't hype it enough!"

It sounds like there will be enough conflict to go around. Too bad we have to wait until next summer to see it.

Star Trek 2 opens in theaters May 17.

(via Total Film)