Cumberbatch’s Role, Original Series Star Returns + More Major Star Trek Sequel Spoilers

Numerous Star Trek sequel rumors have been floating around the internet for several months now. Some of which sound completely impossible and others that may have an air of truth to them. While several photos have leaked online in recent months, J.J. Abrams and crew have kept quiet regarding any spoilers or plot points during interviews. However, today it seems that some major news and spoilers may have leaked out.


In rumors that was first reported on AICN, some major spoilers have been confirmed by unamed sources of TrekMovie.

The first spoiler involves Star Trek‘s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy.

Nimoy alluded to a possible return to Star Trek during an interview with CNN over the weekend while he was in New York for the arrival of the Shuttle Enterprise.

During that interview, Nimoy was asked if he would appear in another Star Trek film. Nimoy wouldn’t deny the possibility, telling CNN “Uhh, we’re talking. We’re talking.”

According to the report, Nimoy will indeed reprise the role of Spock Prime for the 2013 sequel.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock in Star Trek (2009)
Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime in Star Trek (2009)

The next spoiler involves British actor and Star Trek newcomer, Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch, who we first reported would play the role of the sequel’s villain, in January.

Late last year, the rumor mill was churning with speculation that Benicio DEl Toro would take on the role of Khan, after it was reported that the film’s director, J.J. Abrams was high on him for a role in the sequel. Those rumors died down considerably, when news broke of Cumberbatch securring the part of the villain.

According to the report, Cumberbatch will indeed play one of Starfleet’s greatest foes; none other than Khan Noonien Singh, a role originally played by Ricardo Montalbán in the Original Series episode “Space Seed.”

Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto filming a fight scene for the Star Trek sequel
Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto film a fight scene for the Star Trek sequel, in a recently leaked photo

The report also asserts that Klingons will make an appearance in the film.

At this point, these should all be treated as rumors, as they have yet to be officially confirmed.

The Star Trek sequel, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve, will hit theaters on May 17, 2013.

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