Here’s Good News And Bad News About “Star Trek 2”

Precisely one month ago we reported that Benicio del Torro was in talks to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2. Since then there’s been a flurry of argument over whether or not del Torro would be playing Khan, culminating with Abrams issuing a statement to HitFix on the matter:

“Not true.”

However, it would seem that the role of Khan is correct, but del Torro is not. Vulture has the scoop that negotiations have broken down completely between Abrams and del Torro so the actor won’t be in the film after all.

Peter Weller, however, will be. The RoboCop actor will be playing a villainous C.E.O., according to /Film, and one can only assume that Weller will be in charge of the company that finds the Botany Bay and works with Khan in one form or another.

So who’s the front runner for Khan? /Film claims it’s Édgar Ramírez (CheDominoThe Bourne Ultimatum). 

We’l keep you updated as the story develops.

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
Back to top button