It may have taken them quite a while to get Star Trek 2 sorted, but things finally seem to be moving forwards on the movie, with JJ Abrams once more at the helm. Now it appears Abrams has decided who he wants as the villain, as Variety reports he’s met Benicio Del Toro about the role.
A formal offer has not been made to the actor, but Abrams and Del Toro have had a meeting and it is believed Paramount will issue the offer very soon. Abrams, who’s well known for being secretive, is said to be being so cagey about the villainous part, he wouldn’t even tell Benicio what it was when they met.
Shooting is scheduled to start in early 2012, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin all expected to return.
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