Benedict Cumberbatch learns not to mess with Spock in 1st Trek 2 pics

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Dec 16, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch is in a heap of trouble. The Star Trek newbie, who plays the villain in the sequel, is on the wrong side of Starfleet. Because in two new photos, the actor is catching a serious beatdown from the one and only Mr. Spock.

There's no love lost between Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Cumberbatch's character. J.J. Abrams has kept the villain's identity under lock and key, so we have no idea what he's done or why. But judging from these photos, it must have been serious, because Spock is heated!

In the second photo, Uhura (Zoe Saldana) joins the party and comes to Spock's defense (not that he needs it). With her phaser gun in hand, she means business. What's poor Cumberbatch going to do? Someone call Martin Freeman!

Aside from Quinto, Saldana and Cumberbatch, Star Trek 2 also stars Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Noel Clarke.

Star Trek 2 is currently in production and scheduled to hit theaters May 17, 2013.

What do you think is happening in these photos? Speculate away!

(via MTV)