The rumors surrounding the next Star Trek movie continue to swirl, but luckily we’re starting to get a clear picture. Last night we brought you word on the 3D conversion, the lack of OST cast members making cameos and that Bruce “Captain Pike” Greenwood has been written in.
Today? I give you what might be the greatest piece of news yet, our long national nightmare is over. Benicio Del Toro is not playing Khan. Édgar Ramírez isn’t playing Khan. Same goes for Nestor Carbonell and any of the other bajillion Latino actors that have been tossed around as stepping into Ricardo Montalban‘s fine Italian leather shoes.
NO ONE IS PLAYING KHAAAAAAAAN!
Producer Bryan Burk and co-writer/producer Roberto Orci explain:
There are amazing villains throughout the Star Trek universe, as well as new villains as we did in the last film. There are a lot of directions we can go in the film and in this particular case we chose to do something that would be original and unique and different and again on paper I think we made the right choice.
See? It says NEW VILLAIN. ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE. Dear bearded man that lives beyond the Great Barrier that may or may not be the supreme being (Star Trek V reference. BOOM!) let this be the end of the Khan rumors.
Burk also commented on the freedom they have in the new film:
What is exciting about it is, unlike the last film where we were restarting and resetting up all the characters, we are going to jump right in and we don’t have to set up everyone again and we can go right into it. For those who haven’t seen it, go get it right now. We are kind of in a mad dash at the beginning of the film. In all of our conversations we reference our favorite films and in Empire Strikes Back it is spectacular how they were able to pick up immediately and carry on from the last one.
Now, can we find out if the green Orion chic that was Uhura roommate will be in the next movie? I feel as though she was vital to
my nerd spank bank the plot of this new Star Trek.