Benedict Cumberbatch’s Shirtless Deleted ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Shower Scene

Say hello to Benedict Cumberbatch’s nipples everyone! Now why did they have to cut these scene from the movie (watch above)?

If you’ve been following the media coverage of Star Trek: Into Darkness you’ll know there was a bit of a to-do over that Alice Eve underwear scene, and whether or not it was necessary. Well, last night JJ Abrams decided to show us this deleted scene, which depicts a rather buff Benedict Cumberbatch taking a shower.

JJ debuted the clip during his appearance on Conan, while discussing the controversy surrounding Alice in her smalls. “I don’t think I quite edited the scene in the right way,” Abrams admitted. 

His colleague and Star Trek writer Damon Lindelof went as far as to say he regretted including the scene: “I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress,” he tweeted, before adding that Kirk is also seen shirtless in the first and second films.

Should Benedict’s nipples have been left in the film? I say hell yeah! Sound off in the comments!

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