Benicio Del Toro Is KHAN – J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek 2’?
Update: So Benicio Del Toro is NOT playing Khan, but he will be a villain. Hitfix has confirmed it with J.J. Abrams.
Benicio Del Toro is Khan! It was reported this past weekend that the villain, which was rumored for some time now, to be played in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel is going to be none other than Khan. The character comes from a long rooted history of Star Trek and no doubt is one of my favorites as well. From original episodes with William Shatner to the 1982 motion picture “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan“, Khan has had an ominous impact on the characters in the saga and to the fanboy phenomenon. Go figure that Abrams would only include the most memorable villain to James T. Kirk in the anticipated sequel to the highly successful reboot, prequel, or however you may perceive it, Star Trek project.
I can hardly wait for when the premiere rolls around with all my friends screaming at each other “KHAN!”; undoubtedly a little under the influence from a pre-game drink or two at the local pub before showtime.
Remember the Khan!
Star Trek 2 is expected to drop sometime in 2013.
Source: Latino Review