While it’s been rumored for weeks, it has yet to be confirmed that Benicio del Toro was in the running for the role of the main villain of the Star Trek sequel.
In a recent interview with MTV News, Star Trek Director, J.J. Abrams shed some light on the possibility of a role for Del Toro in the film.
“Well, we’re just in negotiations, we’re in discussions. It’s not even negotiations—just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I’ve wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity.” Abrams told MTV.
He wouldn’t comment on what the role would be, but many suspect Del Toro could potentially play the ultimate Trek villain, Khan Noonien Singh.
“It’s too early to talk about what the role is, but he’s such an amazing actor. He’s so versatile. He could sort of do anything.”
“Except play Uhura. I wouldn’t buy that.” he joked.
“As soon as we know who it’s going to be — and I’d love it to be him — that’ll be public knowledge,” he said.
Watch the video from MTV, embedded below.
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[Source: MTV News]
November 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Not sure what to think of this new but I believe I just saw JJ as a bit part,delivery boy in” Regarding Henry” with Harrison Ford. Didn’t care to do anymore investigating but it sure looked like him.
November 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm
That was his first directing gig….if he was in it i dont know
November 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Uh, no…..looks like he wrote the screenplay and played a bit part. Mike Nichols directed.
November 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm
BDT will be good no matter what the role is. He’s great.
November 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Sure, but will the movie be good?