Director JJ Abrams has already confirmed he is considering Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro to play the villain for his Star Trek sequel. There has been a lot of speculation regarding what role he will be playing and now there is an unconfirmed report on who he would be playing. See below for the possible spoiler. [UPDATE: JJ Abrams has denied the rumor]
UPDATE: Abrams denies Del Toro as Khan rumor
UPDATED: Late Friday afternoon Latino Review reported that a source has told them that Benicio del Toro will be playing Khan Noonien Singh in the 2013 Star Trek sequel. However, on Friday evening HitFix got a comment from JJ Abrams saying the Latino Review report was "not true."
Ricardo Montalbán as Khan Khan Noonien Singh in "Space Seed" and actor Benicio del Toro now rumored to be up for part of Khan in the Star Trek sequel
First played by Ricardo Montalban in the original Star Trek episode "Space Seed" in 1967 and the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the character of Khan is probably Star Trek’s best known bad guy. Khan has been at the top of the list of possible villains ever since producer Damon Lindelof revealed (in the Star Trek 2009 DVD commentary) that the team had considered adding a post-credits scene showing Khan’s sleeper ship, the SS Botany Bay.
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