Movie News

Will he or won’t he: Benicio del Toro to play Khan in Star Trek sequel

Movie News

Moviehole's Sydney based news editor and interviewer. Works for the Austereo network.

We’re not quite sure what’s really going on here, but it’s looking like Benicio del Toro will NOT be playing Khan in the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel – if he’s even in it at all.

The speculation he’d been cast as the villain has been around for awhile (nothing confirmed), and then¬†Latino Review claimed he would play Khan Noonien Singh in the 2013 sequel.

Ricardo Montalban played Khan in back in 1982’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, and the reaction to the claims del Toro would play him was instantly mixed. Some thought it’d be pointless to make a 2013 movie with Khan as the villain because it would simply be a remake of the earlier film and a waste of an opportunity to do something different, other thought it would be a great idea considering he was a good, fun character.

Then, Hitfix says they got in touch with the director J.J Abrams, and he said:

“Not true.”

There’s obviously a lot of stuff actors or directors say when they want to act coy about their movies, or try to deliberately mislead people so they can make the grand announcement themselves, but this sounds like a flat-out denial to me.

So Trekkies- make up your own mind! Do you think Abrams should cast him as Khan? What villain would you like to see Benicio del Toro play?

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Hugh Humphreys

Moviehole's Sydney based news editor and interviewer. Works for the Austereo network.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

marvel-daredevil-15-second-official-teaser

Netflix’s Daredevil shows us a Kingpin!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
starwarsstandalon

Star Wars spin-off writer ripostes!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
lillyallen

Lily Allen in Fifty Shades Darker?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
alien5

Sounds as good as official : Michael Biehn’s back for Alien 5

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
supergirljokerbatman

Superhero Bits : Supergirl, Suicide Squad, Batman

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
insurgent

Insurgent track listing

Editorial StaffMarch 3, 2015
gethardposter

Red-Band Trailer : Get Hard

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
claudiablackjamie

Casting : Black, Cuban, Berg, Rousey, Uwais, Dornan, Murphy

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015
mirelleenos

Killing alum is Shondra’s latest Catch

Caffeinated ClintMarch 3, 2015

Login

Lost your password?