Well let’s just say we have him in that we know who’s playing him, but we still don’t know which character he’s playing. Tonight we’ve learned (via Variety and Trek Movie) that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the villain in the new Star Trek movie. Apparently this is the role that was supposed to go to both Benicio Del Toro and then Edgar Ramirez, but now… Continue reading 'Star Trek' Sequel Update: We Have Our Villain (and More)
The week of “the most news you’ve ever read about Benicio Del Toro” appears to be coming to an end. On Friday, Latino Review posted a scoop that Del Toro would be playing Kahn Noonien Singh in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ sequel — a part made famous by Ricardo Montalban during an episode of the original series and in ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.’ On Saturday… Continue reading Benicio Del Toro Not in 'Star Trek 2' as Khan or Anybody Else: Report
Remember: no matter where Peter Weller goes, there he is. Deadline has reported that the star of sci-fi classics like ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension!’ and ‘Robocop’ has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming ‘Star Trek’ sequel in an unspecified role. Weller had a very busy 2010, guest-starring on ‘Dexter,’ ‘Psych’ and ‘Fringe,’ the Abrams-created sci-fi investigation show on Fox. And when he’s… Continue reading Peter Weller, 'Robocop' Star, Joins 'Star Trek 2'
Intentionally just after Hollywood closed for business last night, Latino Review’s El Mayimbe posted an obvious yet widely feared rumor: “Benicio Del Toro is playing none other than… KHAN NOONIEN SINGH” in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. That’s the Khan of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, by the way, for the cool kids out there. Yet before too many bloggers could even pass the unconfirmed report, as… Continue reading The Conversation: Should Benicio Del Toro Play Khan in the Next 'Star Trek'?
When it was revealed back in November that Benicio Del Toro was J.J. Abrams’s choice to play the villain in ‘Star Trek 2,’ only one name jumped to the lips of Trekkies around the world: Khan. (Or perhaps “KHAAAAAAAAN.”) Late Friday, the website Latino Review reported that all that speculation was indeed accurate: according to sources, Del Toro will play Khan in the ‘Star Trek’ sequel… Continue reading Benicio Del Toro as Khan in 'Star Trek 2'? 'Not True' Says J.J. Abrams