Benicio Del Toro Might Play the Villain in Abrams' 'Star Trek' Sequel!
Whoa - some big casting news out of left field today. Variety is reporting that J.J. Abrams is looking at casting Benicio Del Toro as a mysterious, currently unnamed, villain in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, which will start shooting in January. Unfortunately, they don't know what role he's playing, and neither does Del Toro apparently, as they say "Del Toro has met with Abrams but doesn't [even] know what the role is, in order to keep in a secret." But he's expected to receive the offer by the end of the weekend, let's hope he takes it, cause this would be awesome to see, whoever/whatever he'll be in this highly anticipated sequel.
Star Trek 2, which doesn't really have an official title yet, reteams director J.J. Abrams with writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof penning the script. Most of the Enterprise crew from the first one are returning in their roles, but obviously we should expect some new faces. Speculation runs rampant on who Benicio Del Toro could be playing, from some Klingon (which I could see) to Khan to a brand new character like Nero, only time will tell. This is obviously early news to report, but I think it would be badass to see if he accepts the role and goes all out for it. What unexpected casting, but I love it! What say you?