Benedict Cumberbatch, Henry Cavill, Daniel Day Lewis

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Are the stars of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel finally ready to spill? Did Daniel Day-Lewis ever break from character while starring as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln? And who broke a rib while filming Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?

We're giving you the scoop in our latest round of Big-Screen Spoilers!

Get Those Motherf--king Snakes Off the Motherf--king Enterprise

Get ready for Samuel L. Jackson cussing up a storm in J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated Star Trek sequel.

OK, maybe not, but John Cho's imagination went into overdrive when we recently asked him to tell us something—even the tiniest morsel of info—about the movie, officially called Star Trek Into Darkness.

"Yup, we shot it," Cho smiled. "The Enterprise is filled with snakes, and we have to land it pretty quickly before all the passengers go nuts."

Cho, who plays Sulu, quickly apologized. "We can't talk about J.J.'s projects," he said. "He has implanted a bomb in my heart. If I was to spill, I'd be dead."

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the villain in the movie, prefers keeping everything a secret. "We live in a culture where there's so much pluralistic overkill and trailers tell you the whole plot of things," he says. "There's so much that isn't left to anticipation when you walk into that theater. You always know what you're going to get."

Daniel Day-Lewis' Honest Work as Abraham Lincoln

Forget those high school history lessons! You want to know what it was like when Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, just check out Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

However, Lewis' legendary insistence on staying in character, even when the cameras aren't rolling, isn't as intimidating as it may sound. "He's still charming and he's personable," says Jared Harris, who plays Ulysses S. Grant in the movie. "He'll have interaction and he chats with you, but it's all appropriate, like he's not going to have a conversation about what was on television last night."

Harris said Spielberg's recreation of history is mind-blowing. "The scene where they were taking the vote for the amendment, it was as close as you can get without a time machine to see what that would have been like," he said.

The world premiere of Lincoln will take place on Monday at the New York Film Festival. The red carpet will be rolled out in L.A. on Nov. 8 at AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi.

Famke Janssen: Life's a Bitch When You're a Witch

Famke Janssen didn't have an easy time playing evil witch Muriel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the upcoming fairy-tale adventure she stars in with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

"I had never done prosthetic makeup on a film before," Janssen told us while promoting Taken 2 (in theaters tomorrow). "It's really disconcerting. Every part of you disappears under layers and layers of makeup and costumes and contact lenses. I couldn't use my eyes because I couldn't see through them. It was challenging."

But it was something else that left her in pain. "I broke a rib on the film," Janssen said. "I was in one of those harnesses and it wasn't properly put on. It wasn't pretty."

Kevin Costner: Waiting for Superman

Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Kevin Costner!

Not really, but Costner does play Superman's human father in the upcoming Man of Steel flick.

"I thought maybe one day, when I first started acting, maybe they'd ask me to play Superman," the 57-year-old actor told us. "But then time passed and they asked me to be Superman's dad. So that's life, right?"

Costner assures us that British hunk Henry Cavill is "great" at playing the flying superhero.

"He really looks the part," he said. "You gotta out act the suit."

Please accept our apologies but we prefer him out of the suit.

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