So you think you know what Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous STAR TREK role is? Simon Pegg says you're wrong

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OK now this is starting to just get a bit confusing. Well, either confusing or somebody is just plain outright lying. And seeing as the next Star Trek film is being helmed by the traditionally ultra secretive JJ Abrams, the latter is definitely a strong possibility.

This is the first time though that one of the principal cast members has gone on the record about this rumour that has been circulating in one form or another ever since the credits rolled on the first film.

Obviously, there is a massive SPOILER WARNING for the rest of this article.

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I CAN’T CHANGE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS. I’VE GOT TO HAVE SPOILERS!

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I CAN’T DO IT CAPTAIN, I DON’T HAVE THE SPOILER!

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SPOIL ME UP, SCOTTY!

 

As you may recall, TrekMovie and AICN both broke the news that Benedict Cumberbatch would indeed be playing the original Star Trek’s most iconic villain, and Galactic Mullets & Pecs Monthly’s Mr July for 2 years running, Khan Noonien Singh!

The story seemed to have checked out, as both sites heard it via different “relialble” sources who had previously been on the money with their info. It also tied into the easter egg found the Blu Ray for the first film, where the filmmakers revealed that were going to include a shot of Khan’s ship in the credits.

But Pegg, who plays engineer Scotty in the film, says that that’s all just Klingon poop.

“It’s not Khan. That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me – it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them.”

That’s a pretty definitive statement. Which means that either he’s a bold-faced liar or we were all really just barking up the wrong tree.

And according to Pegg, there are for bigger things to worry about than secret villainous roles.

“This time we had the benefit of being able to hit the ground running. We spent some time in the first one re-establishing the characters. Now we have a fully set-up group of people that we can just get on with straight away. So it ups the ante slightly, and we’ve all had more to do.”

“It’s totally incumbent on us to not drop the ball. It would be a disaster if it wasn’t as good as – or better than – the first one.” 

In a way, I’d be happier if it wasn’t Khan because – as amazing as it would be to see the insanely talented Cumberbatch’s take on the character – I would like Abrams and co to not just rehash story ideas from the original. To boldly go where no split-infinitive has gone before, so to speak.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Last Updated: May 31, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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