Alice Eve Beams Aboard For Star Trek 2

Star Trek 2 is almost ready to depart into the gulfs of interstellar space but first it’s got to finalise the crew. Well it looks like the latest shipmate reporting for duty is blonde bombshell Alice Eve.

There are no details yet as to what character she’ll play but Variety reports that she’s likely to be a new character to the Trek universe and not a returning favourite. Benicio Del Toro is also strongly rumoured for the villain of the piece (“I’ll flip y’all, I’ll flip y’all for real”) and they’ll be joining the current line up of Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekhov).

Shooting is scheduled to begin in January with a May 17 2013 projected release date. Engage!