Somebody, namely Drew McWeeny of HitFix, finally got around to asking J.J. Abrams if he was going to bad-touch “The Wrath of Khan”. His response?
So, there you have it. Benicio Del Toro is not playing Khan; if he joins the production (apparently discussions are still ongoing) he’ll be playing somebody else.
McWeeny’s piece on the subject is actually worth a read, because he makes a pretty good point: everybody just automatically assumed the sequel would feature Khan, us somewhat included, which we think says something about how the original “Star Trek II” has stuck with nerddom. But Star Trek isn’t like that. No, the obligatory villain will instead be Klingons.
We just hope that whoever it is we don’t have to read a comic book prequel to fully understand their motivations this time.
[ via HitFix ]