Breaking: Is Benicio Del Toro Preparing to Play Khan in Star Trek 2?

If so, that would be all sorts of awesome.

According to Latino Review, the “Usual Suspects” alumni will portray Khan in J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to his wildly popular “Star Trek” reboot. The aforementioned villain, of course, was portrayed by Ricardo Montalban in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, which is really the only older “Star Trek” movie I can stomach. If anyone can bring the intensity required to make this role work, it should be Del Toro. This news is actually more rumor than fact, so expect the Hollywood machine to deny then confirm, deny then confirm several times before finally revealing the truth. Regardless of whether or not this late-night tidbit is fact or fiction, it’s still fun to pretend.