Kill Me Three Times - Trailer #2

Starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, & Alice Braga

In theaters April 10, 2015 (US)

At the moment, the plan is to introduce at least three major new female characters. One of these will be the captain of another Federation ship, the second will be the President of the United Federation of Planets, and the third…

For established fans, maybe the third new character will be the most interesting. We’ve learned that the production are looking to cast Bones’ ex-wife. Now, it’s unclear whether that character is Pamela Branch or Jocelyn Treadaway, or a new character just for the big-screen rebooted universe, but the simple fact she exists at all suggests a shift away from the first two films’ myopic focus on Kirk and Spock. It will be great to see Bones get some time in the spotlight.

The major new role for a male actor will be the villain. As we understand it, he’s supposed to be Bryan Cranston-like, to the point that Cranston himself has had words with the studio about taking the role. We don’t know just yet if he said yes, or if this is an all-new character or somebody from continuity, but because they’re shooting for Cranston we at least know the filmmakers want to bring the intensity.