In typical fashion when it comes to J.J. Abrams films, Paramount has given fans of the director’s sequel to his smash hit Star Trek remake zero confirmation on just who will be Star Trek 2’s villain. Yet, we all must have known that this “top secret!” information would get out sooner or later. Now, as expected, someone has reportedly blown J.J. Abrams’s mystery, meaning he won’t get to have a trailer or poster shock us with his villain’s true identity!
What a shame… [Possible spoilers after the jump]
TrekMovie reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a villain none of us could have ever expected: Khan. Since Khan is probably the series’ most famed villain, no one can label this news a surprise. And not only that, as Khan Noonien Singh was so memorably played by Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the casting of Benicio del Toro would have made perfect sense.
To further add onto the “no-brainer” news, TrekMovie is also saying Leonard Nimoy is indeed returning for this second film.
Star Trek 2 opens in theaters on May 17, 2013.