Monday, January 16, 2012
Filming has begun on the Untitled Star Trek Sequel!
Alrighty, folks. It's official. Filming has begun on J. J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Rumors have been surrounding the project for months. At one point Benicio Del Toro was involved, but recently Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC's Sherlock (SWOON!!!1one) has landed a role. IMDB has already put him in the role of Khan Noonien Singh portrayed by Ricardo Montalban on The Original Series and in subsequent films. Cumberbatch is not confirming that he is the film's villain, however.
Several new faces have been added to the cast, the aforementioned Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, who is starring opposite John Cusack in the new Edgar Allen Poe film "The Raven," and Peter Weller, who is no stranger to the Star Trek franchise, appearing on Star Trek: Voyager.
What do you think the plot of this sequel will be? Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch will play Khan?