JJ Abrams Seeking Benicio Del Toro To Play The Villain In Star Trek Sequel

JJ Abrams Seeking Benicio Del Toro To Play The Villain In <I>Star Trek</i> Sequel

With all the speculation on who the villain(s) will be in J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Star Trek sequel, it's been reported that the Savages actor is being pursued for the role of the main villain...

J.J. Abrams' sequel to his critically acclaimed reboot of the Star Trek franchise is set to begin filming early next year, but one of the biggest questions concerning the film that have yet to be answered is who will be the villain(s). Recent rumors suggest that the infamous Klingons will be making an appearance, but the following may give a huge hint concerning the direction the film will go in. Variety is reporting that Benicio del Toro (Sin City, Savages) has met with Abrams about playing the primary villain in the sequel. An offer is expected to be made soon, possibly by the end of the weekend.

Though no offer has been delivered, sources close to the project say Benicio Del Toro is expected to be offered the part soon, maybe by weekend's end.

Insiders say Del Toro has met with Abrams but doesn't know what the role is, in order to keep in a secret. Par and Skydance had no comment on the casting.

Who do you think Del Toro should play, should he accept the role? Sound off your thoughts below in the usual place.

J.J. Abrams' untitled Star Trek sequel will begin production next January, and will possibly be out late 2012 or summer 2013.
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Filed Under "Star Trek" 11/4/2011 Source: Variety
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nuck82 - 11/4/2011, 4:16 PM
lol wow, are we going to be able to understand what hes saying?? unlike most of his other movies, or maybe he will be a klingon and we will read subtitles, like we need in all his other movies lol, your welcome
RadicalDuck - 11/4/2011, 4:20 PM
Whoa! Did not see that coming!
PaulRom - 11/4/2011, 4:20 PM
Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being a Klingon. He looks quite a bit like one IMO.
marvel72 - 11/4/2011, 4:21 PM
i could see him as a klingon.
Dynamo - 11/4/2011, 4:25 PM
He could be a Klingon. But he would make an awesome Khan too.
cwell510 - 11/4/2011, 4:29 PM
Definitely a Klingon, not much make-up needed there.
Fantine - 11/4/2011, 4:29 PM
Spilox - 11/4/2011, 4:30 PM
Spilox - 11/4/2011, 4:31 PM
Damn, you beat me Catwoman1 :P
Fantine - 11/4/2011, 4:31 PM
LOL :)
Jolt17 - 11/4/2011, 4:32 PM
He is a Klingon. :P
RunDTC - 11/4/2011, 4:52 PM
wow....did not see that coming.
pro346 - 11/4/2011, 4:52 PM
Harry Potter should play the villian.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/4/2011, 5:08 PM
Please be Khan!;)
jjmeylar - 11/4/2011, 5:14 PM
soberchimera - 11/4/2011, 5:37 PM
No one can say it better than the Shat.
SeanTwisted - 11/4/2011, 5:39 PM
JJ could be a jerk to us all and have him play a Klingon named Khan...
headlopper - 11/4/2011, 5:51 PM
It's gonna be a Cardassian love fest!

headlopper - 11/4/2011, 5:54 PM
Speaking of sci-fi, 'FRINGE' is on in 5 minutes! Yeah baby!

ejkousc - 11/4/2011, 6:04 PM
Yeah right Benicio doesnt know what the role is.

AGENT: Hey JJ Abrahms wants to meet you to play the villain in Star Trek. He wants to meet with you and convince you you should sign on the dotted line. Oh but part of his pitch is to not tell you the role cause your (notorious) big mouth would spoil it. So just sign whatever contract he gives you okay? Done.

DEL TORO: Right...
ejkousc - 11/4/2011, 6:05 PM
I dont think they should do Kahn but if they do it should be Richard from LOST(Mayor from Dark Knight).
GUNSMITH - 11/4/2011, 6:20 PM
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jjmeylar - 11/4/2011, 6:39 PM
@Sean: Heh........Kirk as Kahn.
bizzarro - 11/4/2011, 7:11 PM
patriautism - 11/4/2011, 7:28 PM
khan for sure.. But one problem with Khan.. They have to go through the Space Seed episode, and wait 15 years for him to actually become Kirk's nemesis.
SamHell - 11/4/2011, 7:43 PM
A klingon? Obvious assumption
continuezero - 11/4/2011, 7:50 PM
Either a Klingon or Khan...although I'd prefer him bein a Klingon to Khan...I'd like a thespian type actor for Khan...I think Del Toro is more a menacing dark type actor...Khan is kinda dramatic in his speech and has a bit of swagger that I don't think Del Toro really brings across but he's a great actor so who knows what he can pull off.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/4/2011, 8:00 PM
F' yeah!
SoftNumNums - 11/4/2011, 8:02 PM
I think he would make a good Q.
headlopper - 11/4/2011, 8:02 PM
Damn shape-shifter! Got everybody on crack.

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SamHell - 11/4/2011, 8:04 PM
"a" villian? or "the" villian?
WarnerBrother - 11/4/2011, 8:32 PM
The whole Klingon thing is a ruse.Del Toro will be Gary Mitchell Kirks academy friend who gets godlike powers after the Enterprise passes through the galaxy's barrier in where no man has gone before.
Shadowelfz - 11/4/2011, 8:51 PM
Agreed. He does kind of look like a Klignon.
AGENTJAY1130 - 11/4/2011, 9:29 PM
Lawrence you've done terrible things....... Terrible things!!!!! he was good in wolfman!!!
freakybatman - 11/4/2011, 9:33 PM
this is great news to see right after re-watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, he was fantastic in that.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/5/2011, 6:20 AM
kim k looks puke
xEdwinnatorx - 11/5/2011, 7:36 AM
Benicio del Toro is my uncle's 2nd cousin...just a random fact.. lol
dellamorte1872 - 11/5/2011, 9:20 AM
i highly doubt itll be KAHN (2.0) or a KLINGON. i think these dudes really value the uniqueness of their series. i say maybe a KLINGON but id say maybe a ROMULAN i mean VULCAN was destroyed. i'm sure the ROMULANS will still factor in QUITE heavily. REEMONS could always alighn themselves with the VULCANS and a INTERGALACTIC WAR BREAKS OUT. THE REEMONS (A SMALL RACE), FEDERATION AND THE VULCANS AGAINST THE COMBINED MIGHT OF THE KLINGON AND ROMULAN EMPIRES. then you could have TNG ties and flesh out the ROMULANS which have only briefly been explained, a lil here and a lil there
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