Star Trek 2 Villain Confirmed — Again (Or Not?)

Rumors, conjecture, speculation... All in a day's work around the Star Trek 2 gossip mill, where the identity of the villain in J.J. Abrams's sequel (currently in production) has seemingly undergone more revisions than a Kardashian's Wiki page over the last few months. We know Benedict Cumberbatch has the part, but which part? Khan? Worf's Zit? Who knows? Except for the obsessives at TrekMovie, that is — they apparently know. Spoiler alert! (Sort of.)

Anyone who hasn't been paying attention since the days when Benicio Del Toro was originally penciled in as Trek 2's baddie may be surprised to know that Khan in fact remains the villain, despite indications to the contrary by Abrams. Per TrekMovie [via /film]:

TrekMovie has 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.

Great. Now we get to speculate about the plot. Or just caption the above set photo of Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto, which crept out a while back from MTV. Your call!

[TrekMovie, /film]


  • brandon says:

    Please don't tell me they're ruining my memories of Khan. They have the opportunity to diverge, they should diverge.

  • Max Renn says:

    I thought the last one sucked—cast (except Karl Urban), story, look—so I really won't be seeing the next one. I'll stick with my perfect 1982 Wrath of Khan Blu-ray.

  • Joshua says:

    Gary Mitchell, look at the photos where him and Spock fight each other, Cumberbatch is sporting a federation emblem on his black shirt. The list that Quinto stated last year, about the TOS fans would love, Gary Mitchell is the only one that was a Federation member out of the list. Kahn is a total throw off there.

  • Kris says:

    I agree bout garry Mitchell. Came to that conclusion when I noticed the fed insig aswell. Thank god 4 he images. Let no clues escape