Star Trek 2 Rumors – Khan You Dig It?

19 Nov

With the success of J.J. Abram’s take on the Star Trek franchise, it was only a matter of time until the rumor mill would begin churning away. I’m just surprised it took this long for anything to come up again.

According to, Nestor Carbonell has been tapped to play the infamous Star Trek villain, Khan.

Daniel Day-Lewis version 2, much?

Both and Empire Movies pointed out that casting Carbonell as Khan would make perfect sense since he resembles a young Ricardo Montalban, the original Khan, and that Carbonell works closely with J.J. Abrams since he plays Richard Alpert on Abram’s show, Lost.

However, rumor control agent Anthony Pascale, over at TrekMovie, claims a trusted source says that “Carbonell being on some sort of short list is ‘total BS.'” My gut tells me to believe the people over at TrekMovie, since Star Trek is their biznazz – that was until I read this. Pascale mentions that “the only name that members of the Trek ‘Supreme Court’ have discussed as a possible Khan is Javier Bardem…”

Now, I don’t know about you, but the only way I’m letting Bardem play Khan is if he was in character as Anton Chigurh. Imagining Chris Pine yell “KHAAAN!” to that face makes my heart happy.


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