Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in theaters in about a month and Paramount Pictures is releasing more and more promotional materials for the new Star Trek sequel film. Most notably is the new poster above that features Nyota Uhura – played by the beautiful Zoe Saldana – being completely badass. The poster image was from one of the very first images Paramount Pictures released of Star Trek Into Darkness, so it’s good to see that it’s made its way to a featured poster. Star Trek isn’t just a boy’s club.
Uhura is one of the most dynamic characters in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies. There was actually a point before Saldana took the iconic role when she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be in another blockbuster movie franchise after co-starring in James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009. Saldana told Latina Magazine (via Vibe.com) about her apprehensions with Star Trek:
“I think I was just a little beside myself because after the treat and the gift of booking Avatar and being in the middle of shooting, to be able to then do another great movie with another great filmmaker back to back – I was a little overwhelmed and I thought: ‘Maybe I should just take some time off and focus and just rest?’”
After initial consideration, her team convinced her to do the right thing and take the Star Trek job. Saldana continues:
“My team was like, ‘Zoe, are you stupid? Don’t let fear immobilize you. This is an amazing opportunity to step into the shoes of an iconic character in an iconic series and it’s in space and you’re a sci-fi buff.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, who am I kidding?’”
Zoe Saldana is on the verge of becoming the new Sigourney Weaver as the current female face of science fiction with James Cameron’s Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy for director James Gunn and Marvel Studios.
Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theaters everywhere on May 17th, in IMAX and 3D.