Benicio Del Toro May Menace Rebooted Kirk and Company

Benicio Del ToroIf J.J. Abrams, the director of the untitled “Star Trek 12″ (or “Star Trek 2″, or whatever they end up calling it; frankly at this point even the titles of these movies are as needlessly convoluted as Trek canon) has his way, Benicio Del Toro will play the lead villain in his upcoming sequel.

Sources within the industry has Abrams and Paramount set to offer the role of the Big Bad to Del Toro, though what exactly that role is remains a mystery since, as he’s wont to do, Abrams is keeping the plot of the film hush-hush. Because, you know, if it ever leaks out, it might destroy the world as we know it, or some other such silly reason.

What is known is that Abrams will return to direct, with production set for sometime in early 2012, which means we won’t be getting the film until 2013 or thereabouts. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof wrote the script.

The first film’s cast will return pretty much intact, including Chris Pine as rebooted Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, and the rest.

As for that mysterious plot, here’s the thing: since “Star Trek” already diverted from mainstream Trek and for all intents and purposes has started its own timeline (stay with me here), they could essentially do anything they wanted, including exploring old storylines, only in a new way, or using familiar characters (again, only in a new way). The possibilities are endless.

Let’s just hope this time around the Enterprise’s engine room doesn’t look like some spiffier version of a beer refinery or some nonsensical crap. I mean, what was up with that, Abrams? Mr. Plinkett agrees:

Via : Variety