JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot was one of my favorite films of that year, if not my absolute favorite. Say what you will about the lens flares, but Abrams did the impossible: He made Star Trek cool. He made a Star Trek film that both nerds and non-nerds alike could watch and be okay with it. And on top of that, he was able to satisfy the hard core Trekkies by leaving their beloved continuity in tact. Since the movie was a massive success, that naturally means a sequel had to happen, and while the movie still doesn’t have an official title there have been lots of goodies in the form of leaked pictures and scene description. But the biggest question that has been looming over the production has been about just who in Star Trek 2 Benedict Cumberbatch (the BBC’s Sherlock) will be playing. While it’s been known for some time that he’ll be playing the villain, but fans have had two theories as to what character he will play. Fans have thought he would either play Khan (as in Wrath of Khan) or that he would be playing an original villain. Well, theorize no more, because TrekMovie is reporting…….Hold on a second, I forgot to do something.
SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE FOR STAR TREK 2’S VILLAIN TO BE SPOILED! DO NOT READ! BECAUSE IF YOU’RE DISAPPOINTED BY IT YOU’LL HATE ME FOR TELLING YOU AND I’D RATHER YOU NOT HATE ME!!!
…Okay, so now that that’s out of the way, the villain’s Khan. It’s not really all that surprising. Too many fans would have been disappointed if the villain had been anybody else. But I will say that I personally think it would have been cool for the series to invent its own villain, similar to Nero. But this is still a cool bit of news. TrekMovie is also reporting that Leonard Nimoy will play Spock again. Whether he intends to pull a Mark Hamill and have this be his last outing as Spock is unknown, but it will definitely be a joy to see him in the ears one more time.