I grew up a big Star Trek fan, and to this day, one of my all time favorite movies is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which cemented the reputation of the late Ricardo Montalban as the uber bad-ass villain Khan Noonien Singh, who returned to torment the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise and delivered a crucial blow in the form of Spock's valiant sacrifice to save his friends from the madman's suicide attack. Flash forward almost 30 years later, and that movie is still etched in the hearts of Trekkies around the world, and following the success of J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" reboot film, many are hopeful that "KHHHHAAAANNNN" would return in some form or another.
Well as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Rumors are flying around the netscape that actor Benicio del Toro was tapped by Abrams to play a new version of the genetically modified Khan in the rebooted universe, and just by looking at the actor and his resume, you know that he is a strong fit and candidate for the role. I do hope we get official confirmation soon, and I'm all for Del Toro to take up the mantle, he may just surprise us with his performance and give Chris Pine a reason to scream like William Shatner did here for Wrath of Khan:
That would be truly epic if this happened, hehe. For more information, visit the source posts at Latino Review and Slash Film.
The new J.J. Abrams Star Trek film is slated to begin filming on January next year for a summer 2013 release!