For the last couple of weeks it seemed that Benicio Del Toro would be playing the villain in Star Trek 2, and for much of that time, rumours have swirled that the character he’d play would be the legendary Trek bad guy, Khan. However over the weekend director JJ Abrams seemed to quash rumours of Khan’s involvement.
Things have somewhat changed now though, as Vulture reports that talks with Del Toro’s people broke down last week over financial issues, and that Abrams now has to look elsewhere for his villain.
This has led some to wonder whether Abrams ‘not true’ denial last weekend about Khan was a bit of smoke and mirrors and actually referred to the fact that Del Toro would not be playing Khan, not that no one would. Vulture says highly placed sources still say Khan’s the villain, and it would make sense. But with Abrams being as ridiculously secretive as always, we’ll have to wait for confirmation.
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