With a January production start planned for Star Trek 2, JJ Abrams doesn’t have long to find the film’s main villain after talks with Benicio Del Toro broke down last week. As a result he’s working fast and it seems he’s already found the person he wants, although as yet no deal is in place.
Variety reports that Édgar Ramírez (Carlos) is the front runner to win the bad guy role, with Jordi Mollà (Colombiana) also in contention. With both those actors from Latin America, it will undoubtedly increase the rumours that the baddie is Khan, although this is far from being confirmed. If you’re trying to place Ramirez’s face, while he hasn’t really made it big in Hollywood yet, the Venezuelan actor has been seen in the likes of Domino, Che and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Director J.J. Abrams is expected to make a decision before the weekend. Édgar Ramírez will apparently test for the role via Skype today, so expect to hear more soon. Star Trek 2 is due in cinemas May 17th, 2013.
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