Peter Weller Boards Star Trek 2; Benicio del Toro Not Playing Khan

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Peter Weller Boards <i>Star Trek 2</i>; Benicio del Toro Not Playing Khan

As we get closer to the scheduled January start date for Star Trek 2, the news and announcements will begin to flurry. However, this being a J.J. Abrams project, don’t expect to have all the details.

Last week, word got out that She’s Out of My League star Alive Eve will be in the sequel, although we still don’t know the role. Today, Variety reports that RoboCop himself, Peter Weller, has joined the ranks of people officially in the movie, but filling unknown roles.

Meanwhile, Benicio del Toro’s potential role remains a mystery. Abrams has said he definitely wants the actor in the film as the villain, but reports have been sketchy as to exactly who he’ll play. Latino Review says it’s definitely old-school Trek villain Khan, while HitFlix talked to Abrams himself, who said that’s definitely not the case.

We’ll put our money on Abrams who, as HitFlix explains, has played coy in the past, but never outright lied about one of his movies. Truth be told, this might be a case where we won’t know all the details until the flick comes out on May 17th, 2013.