Previously on Star Trek: Casting Rumors: Benicio Del Toro was in talks with J.J. Abrams and company to appear in the next Star Trek film, but it turns out now that he won’t beam up after all. Vulture is reporting the money couldn’t be sorted out and as such, no Benicio.
UPDATED: However, Vulture and Latino Review are also reporting from “a highly placed source” that Khan is indeed the villain. Just not played by Benicio.
Now that Star Trek 2: Wrath of TBD is set for a 2013 release date, we’re putting all the inertial dampers on full strength for another bumpy ride of casting/character rumors. (Although we probably should have had them on to begin with.)
With Benicio out, who should play Khan? We nominate Owen Wilson.