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Star Trek’s Karl Urban revealed as Ottawa Comiccon’s guest of honor

Karl in his standout role: Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the Star Trek reboot film series.

Karl Urban was just announced as a guest of honor at this year’s Ottawa Comiccon.

The New Zealand-born actor is famous for loads of roles including Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Judge Dredd in the 2012 sci-fi action Dredd, Lord Vaako in the Riddick film series and Skurge the Executioner in Thor: Ragnarok.

Of the numerous parts Karl has landed since his 1991 debut, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the Star Trek reboot franchise stands to be his most notable.

Karl’s role in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek: Beyond is also his personal favorite.

“I’ll tell you what I love about McCoy,” Karl says.

“I love the fact that he is quite often cantankerous, but underneath it he’s got a heart of gold and there is nothing that he won’t do for his friends, including lay down his own life. I love that polarity, that contradiction. McCoy is a passionate, emotional man. That’s an extraordinary trait to have in a character and I’m phenomenally proud of those films.”

As for new and upcoming roles, you can see Karl alongside Sofía Vergara and Andy Garcia in the crime-thriller Bent, and Karl will make his return to TV next year as Billy Butcher in the Amazon series The Boys based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same name.

Until then, fans in the Ottawa area can catch Karl at Ottawa Comiccon.

Ottawa Comiccon runs Friday, May 11 through Sunday May 13. Karl will appear on Saturday and Sunday for autographs, photo ops and a Q&A panel. Click here for artist lineup, passes and more info.

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