Rumours as to who the villain will be in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel have been flooding the internet ever since the film was announced, and with the news that Benedict Cumberbatch would be joining the film as the villain, all eyes pointed at Khan. Even IMDB has Cumberbatch listed as Khan, however it does state “rumoured”.
Well, Simon Pegg, who returns in the sequel as Scotty, has rather aggressively denied any rumours of Khan being the villain, and even had a little dig at people hungry to break the story of Star Trek 2’s villain:
“It’s not Khan,” reveals Pegg. “That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me – it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them.”
Point taken then Mr Pegg, the villain is NOT Khan, so it is best we all move on now and stop thinking it will be. Pegg did offer a small insight into the making of Star Trek 2, which is currently in post-production, and he had this to say:
This time we had the benefit of being able to hit the ground running,” he explains. “We spent some time in the first one re-establishing the characters. Now we have a fully set-up group of people that we can just get on with straight away. So it ups the ante slightly, and we’ve all had more to do.”
“It’s totally incumbent on us to not drop the ball,” he continues. “It would be a disaster if it wasn’t as good as – or better than – the first one.”
With Star Trek 2 due for release 17th May 2013, expect news, images and trailers to begin flooding in as 2012 draws to a close.
By Matt Wavish