Writer/director J.J Abrams is in the process of rounding out the cast for ‘Star Trek 2′ which is already ramping up to be one of the biggest films of 2013 (the hype has to start somewhere).
Alive Eve, Peter Weller and Noel Clark have already started practicing their best Klingon and joining them will be Benedict Cumberbatch.
Deadline reported that he has landed the role and it’s rumoured to be the prized part of the villain that was originally turned down by Benicio Del Toro. Following the news the internet was ablaze with rumours that the villain of ‘Star Trek 2′ would be Khan, the baddie made famous by Ricardo Montalban in ‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’. Since Del Toro passed other actors with Hispanic roots auditioned for the role including Edgar Ramirez and Jordi Mollà that sent those Khan rumours into warp speed 11.
The big question is who will Cumberbatch play? The guy looks like he’s from another planet and personally I would not let him babysit my kids or even look at my wife (those cold eyes). He looks like an android, put a set of pointy ears on him and he’s a Vulcan, or he could be play a motion-capture alien freak!
Cumberbatch is a very talented actor and if you haven’t seen him in the BBC series ‘Sherlock’, please stop what you’re doing now and watch it. His inclusion gives ‘Star Trek 2′ a huge boost and let the speculation over his role begin.
‘Star Trek 2′ is slated for release 17 May 2013