The Internets is all abuzz this morning with some “Star Trek 2” spoilers, though personally I don’t really think they’re that big of a deal, but whatever, this post still gets the SPOILER tag anyway in case there are some of you out there trolling the ‘net but, at the same time, are trying to avoid “Trek 2” spoilers.
FINAL SPOILER WARNING!
So, J.J. Abrams’ super duper secret untitled “Star Trek” sequel. (This movie is so super duper secret, it doesn’t even have an official title yet! Dang, now that’s super duper secret!)
We already know that “Sherlock’s” Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing a villain in the film, and that previously rumors surfaced of Khan would bring the villainy to the Trek sequel. Well, 2 + 2 = 4, right? Turns out, it all makes sense now — Cumberbatch is, indeed, playing Khan.
A few outlets have also reported (including today’s AICN) that this villain was Trek’s most famous bad guy – the exiled Eugenics War leader Khan Noonien Singh (originally played by Ricardo Montalban). TrekMovie has also confirmed this with a number of sources so we no longer consider it to be a rumor. Khan is back in 2013, however sources indicate that the film is not a rehash of “Space Seed,” the original Star Trek episode where Kirk and crew first encounter the genetic superman from the past.
I mean, does that really spoil anything for you? Now you know what Cumberbatch’s character is called. I kinda figured that’s basic information 101 for movies, isn’t it?
Leonard Nimoy will indeed return as Future Spock (Zachary Quinto is playing the younger version). Word is, Nimoy’s role has already been shot and he’s done, which doesn’t speak very much for the appearance being very meaty.
Also, those pesky rough and tumble Klingons will be making their first official appearance in the Abrams Trek universe in the sequel. I say first “official” because they originally had a subplot in the first Abrams Trek movie, but were deleted. I bet they didn’t like that one bit.