Star Trek 12’s Villain Confirmed?
The rumour mill has started for J.J. Abram’s second Star Trek film.
So be aware spoiler below. You have been warned!! 😉
It has been rumoured ever since the reboot/ alternate universe Trek film came out that the sequel would have Khan as the villain, even though J.J. Abram denied that this would be the case. It has now been reported over on Trek Movie that Benedict Cumberbatch is in fact playing Khan. Not a major surprise given that Khan is one of Trek fans most favourite villains and Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan is considered as one of the best Trek films.
Interestingly, Trek Movie says 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.” And the oft-made Batman comparison is also apt here: The Trek team have frequently said that they’re looking to the model of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Movies, and in this case you can see Khan as being the equivalent of the Joker from the second film in that series.
Additionally, the site confirms that Leonard Nimoy is in fact back for Star Trek 2 as Spock Prime, which had been rumoured these past few days. And, the Klingons are confirmed to also be in the film — “not a sub-plot that could be easily cut out [like in Star Trek 11] … so we will finally see the J.J.-verse version of Klingons on the big screen.”