'Star Trek Into Darkness' L.A. Premiere Pics - Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana & More!
He told Britain's Esquire magazine: "(Making) Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it."
The film hits theaters May 17. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
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