New Star Trek Rumors Surface Online: Who Is The Villain?

J.J. Abrams LOVES to keep his secrets and so far he's been pretty successful with his Star Trek sequel. Though a couple of set photos have been released, for the most part we actually know very little about the movie, its story, or its character development. Hell, we don't even know who Bennedict Cumberbatch is playing...right?

Spoiler Warning: Don't read any further if you don't wish to know detailed information about Star Trek 2.

Are we still all here? Well, according to Trek Movie the villain will, in fact, be Khan Noonien Singh. This isn't the first time that this rumor has been spread around, as late last year there was word that Abrams was looking at Benicio del Toro to play the character. Those talks died down when Cumberbatch was cast, however, the new report not only confirms that Khan will be the central antagonist, but says that the movie will not be copying "Space Seed," the episode from the original series that introduced Khan into the Star Trek universe.

But that's not the only big Star Trek news that Trek Movie has gotten their hands on. The fansite reports that Leonard Nimoy will be back to play Spock Prime in the sequel. Fans will remember that the Abrams' Star Trek film rebooted the franchise by starting in a different timeline that Spock Prime had also been thrown into. As for his return, the source has a Tweet from Nimoy reading, "I enjoy conversations with JJ Abrams and Zachary Quinto. Keeping up on their work. They are my friends, LLAP."

Lastly, unnamed sources close to the production have confirmed that Klingons will be playing a role in the film as well. The creatures were originally featured in Abrams' first Star Trek movie, but were eventually cut (you can find them in the deleted scenes on the Blu-ray). In the sequel they will have a larger role that will not be possible to cut out.

So what do you think? Do these new spoilers/rumors make you more or less excited to see the next J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie?

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