The rumor mill has been buzzing around the upcoming sequel to the very successful, very awesome Star Trek reboot from a few years back (I have gone on record as saying if they are able to match the quality of the first with the last two then that trilogy would be a better trilogy than Star Wars… heresy, I know) and more specifically on the villain that Captain Kirk and crew will be fighting.
Well after Benicio del Toro fell out of the film’s production some time ago, they replaced him with Benedict Cumberbatch, most recently seen acting very well in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (a strongly acted film across the board) but the character he would be playing had not been confirmed.
But now, thanks to TrekMovie, we have an answer:
According to the site:
“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.”
I’m not a Trekkie so I’m not sure what much of that means (nor have I seen the original Wrath of Khan) but I’m excited either way. They’re really rebooting this thing and with the success of the first one (and it’s high quality) I trust Abrams and Co. as much as I do Christopher Nolan.
What do you think? Personally, I’m all in either way. I am more excited for next May than I am for this May! (Star Trek 2 > Avengers)