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Spock gives Benedict Cumberbatch a Vulcan Nerve Pinch in Star Trek 2 Photo

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Our first look at J J Abrams’ Star Trek 2 lets us see what Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as the villain looks like. Not a Klingon, Romulan or any other type of alien. Is he just playing a human antagonist? Possible spoilers ahead.

Whatever he is Zachary Quinto’s Spock is causing him pain.

The two are locked in battle on top of what’s being described as “a Space Barge set.”

During the battle and in the photo you can see here, Spock does his best to stop his foe using his famous Vulcan Death Grip, but the move fails; Cumberbatch’s character is able to overpower the grip and regain the upper hand in his struggle against the Star Fleet officer.

Interestingly, Spock is not the only one wearing a Star Fleet uniform. Cumberbatch’s unknown character is seen wearing a black version of the uniform under his silver overcoat. A sign that this man was a friend before he was a foe?

Below we can see Zoe Saldana as Uhura threatening Cumberbatch with a phaser and short mini-dress.

What do you make of the photos? Who do you think Cumberbatch is playing?

Eric Ford with On Location News took the pics.

Source: MTV via Daily Blam