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Franklin December 24 2012 06:48 PM

What's up with Weller's character?
 
With the release of the Empire article, we get yet more bits about Cumberbatch's character, the story, and the development of Kirk. We've also seen every character so far except Weller's. Does anyone even know the last time Weller was interviewed about the movie? Is he involved in the publicity at all?

He is the true mystery character.

Supposedly, he's a CEO, which may or may not be correct. He's also new to canon. It's a fairly major part. It's been said he could be Carol Marcus's father. But that still says little. Marcus's father could be a CEO, or a Starfleet officer, or a fry-cook, for that matter.

Weller also said his charcter has a starship. Given the spoilers from the Empire article


Hey, guess big, I say.

ChristopherPike December 24 2012 07:55 PM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Robert April as an Edward Jellico figure perhaps? He oversaw the Enterprise construction in both universes, but the 13 year delay has somehow left him third in line for the flagship Captaincy this time.

The Wormhole December 24 2012 11:51 PM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
My theory, and I'll stick with it until I have official word (:guffaw:) is that he's Commander Starfleet. That would make him a CEO and explain why he has his own starship.

Admiral Buzzkill December 24 2012 11:55 PM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Well, he's certainly not the "Big Bad" - ie, Khan to Cumberbatch's Harrison. Weller's days as a movie top-liner are well past.

MarsWeeps December 25 2012 12:11 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
He's probably the Captain of the ship that crashes in the river.

ROBE December 25 2012 01:50 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
My theory is he is the Admiral possibly Fleet Admiral in charge of an illegal super soldier off the record black ops.
The super soldiers get put on ice literally and Harrison is the one that got away.

SalvorHardin December 25 2012 01:53 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Well, we're still 5 months from the premiere.
Got to keep some stuff for the part of the marketing campaign that's closer to that.

Maybe he's just this movie's Tyler Perry. A minor, not so important role.

DEWLine December 25 2012 03:01 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Weller? No way. You don't put him into a movie like this with that kind of role.

teacake December 25 2012 04:35 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
He's Gary 7.

Franklin December 25 2012 04:38 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Over a year ago now, Trekmovie.com reported that Weller's was one of three major roles. That was way back when del Toro was still in the running for the villain. The third major role is Eve's.

http://trekmovie.com/2011/12/05/pete...r-trek-sequel/

Jackson_Roykirk December 25 2012 05:14 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Quote:

The Wormhole wrote: (Post 7442455)
My theory, and I'll stick with it until I have official word (:guffaw:) is that he's Commander Starfleet. That would make him a CEO and explain why he has his own starship.

I think it's possible that "having his own starship" may be something like having his own executive jet.

controlfreak December 25 2012 11:04 PM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Weller will lead the Style Council.

Nerys Myk December 26 2012 01:37 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Quote:

controlfreak wrote: (Post 7445185)
Weller will lead the Style Council.

Perhaps he's in some sort of jam?

Jackson_Roykirk December 26 2012 01:59 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
...Weller is a sometime actor/sometime history professor (at Syracuse University)/and sometime very knowledgeable host of TV history documentaries. Does he front a rock band (like Buckaroo did)?

Wherever he goes, there he is.

M'Sharak December 26 2012 03:24 AM

Re: What's up with Weller's character?
 
Quote:

Jackson_Roykirk wrote: (Post 7445578)
I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
...Weller is a sometime actor/sometime history professor (at Syracuse University)/and sometime very knowledgeable host of TV history documentaries. Does he front a rock band (like Buckaroo did)?

Don't know, but he is (or was) a jazz trumpet player who attended North Texas State (now U of North Texas, but still one of the top music schools for jazz players.)


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