Pedestrian walks past pictures of original Star Trek actors Nimoy and Shatner painted onto store front security gates on Hollywood Boulevard (Photo : Reuters)
When the crew of the Starship Enterprise reprises their role in J.J. Abrams 2013's Star Trek sequel, fans of the original series should expect a familiar face for the film's villain. While the identity of the "big bad," played by Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock, is still under wraps, Simon Pegg debunked widespread rumors that Khan was in the running.
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"It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me - it's beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them," Pegg said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
"It just spoils the film. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it's just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, 'Oh f*** off! Wait for the film!" he adds
Zachary Quinto, who plays the role of Spock, recently said that Star Trek 2 is "bigger and bolder than the first one, that was pretty big and bold from my stand point. I'm really excited to see what they do with it."
He continues, "I feel like, you know, my work is done on the movie right now and until we have to go and promote it, then my work remains done and I let JJ and his incredible team of people get in there and do the work that they need to do now."
"I feel very fulfilled, but I don't feel particularly attached to what the outcome of the project will be because I have faith in the people that I was collaborating with to make it as good as it can be."
Chris Pine, otherwise known as Captain Kirk, affirms that "the threat is even greater" in Star Trek 2 than the original.
Star Trek 2 opens on May 17, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Qunito, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Noel Clarke, and Peter Weller.