The J.J. Abrams relaunch of the Star Trek franchise was a fairly successful bit of action cinema. Not being a fan of the original series, or any of the subsequent ones, I might not be the best person to give a recommendation for the film from a fan standpoint, but to me it was a very above-par piece of action fare. So of course the film would get a sequel, and of course a new villain would be cast. Today, that eventuality has come to pass.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the British thespian most recently featured in War Horse and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, has been cast as the enemy of Spock, Kirk, and all the rest. No word has yet come down as to who this villain will be, but the scuttlebutt on the internet is that it will most likely be Khan, who was previously played by none other than Ricardo Montalban. Cumberbatch was good in War Horse (though the horse got more characterization) and was a standout in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. As such, I’m pretty excited about his role in this film.
Then again, like I said, I am not a fan of the original series. Does anyone else out there have an inkling as to who Cumberbatch might be if not Khan? Would he make a good Khan? Do all real Trek fans disown this new incarnation? Have it out below, and see Star Trek 2 in theaters May 17, 2013