Yesterday was a big news day for the new Star Trek sequel. Today we have some follow-up reports, including Zachary Quinto and co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof’s reactions to rumors about the Star Trek villain. Check those out below, along with a new possible tidbit about the role Peter Weller will be playing. Potential spoilers below.
Lindelof and Quinto respond to Khan reports
For the last few weeks there has been a lot of speculation of how Khan will be the villain in the Star Trek sequel. There has also been a couple of media outlets reporting this, including Vulture yesterday. This prompted Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof to take to Twitter with the following (a seeming homage to a famous Star Trek scream):
And in a newly released video (shot last week) MTV spoke to the new Spock Zachary Quinto who confirmed he hadn’t seen the script and he said he could neither "confirm nor deny" anything about Khan. Watch it:
Regardless of the lack of confirmations, the potential Khan news has been big news across the world with some sites moving on to suggesting possible candidates for the role and even the mainstream media asking if it is time for Khan to be brought back. One thing is for sure, the Star Trek buzz machine is once again getting into gear, and the movie doesn’t come out until May 2013.
More on Peter Weller’s casting – a CEO?
Also there is some more on the casting of Peter Weller, which made big news yesterday across the web, with many new sources running with "Robocop To Star Trek" type headlines. With the Weller casting news coming on the same day as news that Benicio Del Toro dropped out of talks for the main villain, some have wondered if Weller stepped into the same role. However, indications are that Weller was tapped for that previously reported third major role (following the villain and the new female role being played by Alice Eve). There was also a quote given to EW about the role from Weller’s agent, saying:
Of course J.J. Abrams is very tight-lipped about his projects, but I do know that it’s a substantial role and that Peter is playing a C.E.O.
Stay tuned to TrekMovie for more Star Trek sequel news.