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Khan Sequel Rumors Persist

Star Trek sequel Khan rumors continue for J.J. Abrams.

By Jarrod Sarafin     November 18, 2009
Source: ComingSoon

Ricardo Montalban's Khan Noonien Singh from STAR TREK II - THE WRATH OF KHAN.
© Paramount Pictures

Ever since the Star Trek reboot pulled in a respectable $384.9 million worldwide last summer and Paramount confirmed that a sequel was being fast-tracked for the summer of 2011, the rumor wagon has circled over whether the genetically-engineered tyrant Khan Noonien Singh would be appearing in the Trek sequel.

Some fans believe the late Ricardo Montalban played the part perfectly and we shouldn't regurgitate his character for this revised series while others suggest it's a role we should see again on the big screen. Co-star John Cho told ComingSoon yesterday, while promoting the DVD release, that he's leaning towards Khan to be the next villain.

And today, ComingSoon is reporting that if Khan is indeed playing the part, they believe who Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will have for the role. It would be Nestor Carbonell, who plays Richard Alpert on the Abrams-executive produced ABC series "Lost," and who played Mayor Anthony Garcia on The Dark Knight.

Can you see Nestor playing Khan in the sequel? Do you even want Khan to be remade? Sound off below.



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Dazzler 11/18/2009 4:23:59 AM

That is a good choice for Khan.  I am not one for remakes but they could do a lot with Khan again.  It would be a great prequel movie just for him alone.

StarlightGuard 11/18/2009 4:26:03 AM

And Now, A Brief Message From Jar Jar Abrams:

Moy, moy, meesa love Star Trek. It totally boring, so it need meesa to make it popular again. Meesa propose giving me unlimited power in screwing up Admiral Roddenberry's once pure franchise. Meesa know nothing about it, just it not Star Wars -- so we make it Star Wars! Meesa popular personality, so meesa can do no wrong!

myklspader 11/18/2009 5:06:54 AM

 Listen by the time Abrams got to this series it was a far way from being pure. I am not the biggest Trek fan and it worked as best as it could for what Paramount wanted/needed it to be for a re-launch. Live with it Starlight. 

Anyway, I think Abrams and crew need to make a new villain for the sequel and maybe leave Khan for later or not at all. I think if they create a new villain then everybody will be happy with that and maybe let Khan stay where he needs to be in the series' history (and that is being one if not the only good Trek movie). If anything I would like them to melt the timelines even more and maybe re-introduce The Borg. I kind of dug the origin/purpose and always wanted a darker tone for them cause I thought it got too botched up in the series and the movie. 

monkeyfoot 11/18/2009 6:57:33 AM

Star Trek films notoriously have 2 plotlines: Manical Villain or Mysterious Force. It's either Khan or V'ger,badass Klingon or whale hunting space probe. I think if he really wants to be innovative Abrams should come up with some new type of adversary or conflict. Star Trek: First Contact was like that and was the best of the TNG movies, IMHO. Also continue to have action, character development, and incorporate Roddenberry's concepts of Mankind finally being the best it can be (which is the only think I found lacking in the last movie.)

You can do it Abrams! Go to it!

Flint521466 11/18/2009 8:20:41 AM

For some reason Carbonell was the 1st person to jump into my mind, prior to reading the article,  for the role.  I think maybe because he reminds me of Mr. Montalban.  WEIRD.  Anywho I'm cool with whatever.  Yeah I wish they'd do something different but we all know they're gonna do what they want.  I'm tired of being "mad" at all the remakes/reimaginings/reboots.  I really enjoyed the 1st one & I'll hopefully enjoy the 2nd. Khan or no Khan.

redhairs99 11/18/2009 8:35:45 AM

Kinda torn on the Khan proposal.  It'd be cool to see it, but then again Montalban created such an iconic character with his performance.  I don't know much about this Carbonell guy other than he was the mayor in Dark Knight.  If he were to play Khan, could he please do it without the "guy-liner?"

chervil 11/18/2009 8:47:41 AM

Well, I personally would love to see Khan make an appearance, but as more of a background character.
Since we are redesigning the events of the ST universe anyway, and at this point Kirk and crew haven't found the Botany Bay, I suggest having someone else find it.

How much havok could Khan wreak if he were to be released by the Klingons or the Romulans?
Imagine a Khan that was unfrozen only to be consigned to the Rura Pente (sp?) prison colony!
Instead of developing a hatred for Kirk, perhaps he develops a hatred for the Klingons and becomes an ally of Starfleet....

Lots of possibilities, without rehashing the same ground that has already been covered.

SONYMANswallows 11/18/2009 8:49:34 AM

7 posts so far and yet no chump has used the flamboyant term haters to show their pre-school education level. Im impressed of course today is a school day.


Come on someone call someone a Hater, you can do it come on.

SONYMANswallows 11/18/2009 8:53:01 AM

Why would Klingons or Romulans release Khan? Yeah that sounds like something those characters would do.

They would slaughter the Khandykes quicker than Sara Palin slaughters facts.

jerichoraine 11/18/2009 9:07:56 AM

Haters!  Just had to get it in there. 

C'mon, Star Trek in general is more boring than watching cricket.  And THAT's boring.  Good for JJ that he created a movie that was exciting and fun to watch and in the process managed to wipe out the entire star trek universe leaving it all open to rewrites. 

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