Benicio Del Toro to play Star Trek 2 villain?

J.J. Abrams is after Benicio Del Toro to play the villain in Star Trek 2, Variety reports.

An official offer was expected to go out to the Oscar winner over the weekend.

According to a source close to the production, Del Toro did not yet know which character he would play, despite having met with the secrecy-loving Abrams.

Production begins on Star Trek 2 early next year. The primary cast members are all expected to return.

Discuss: Can Del Toro top Eric Bana?

2 Responses to “Benicio Del Toro to play Star Trek 2 villain?”

  1. Hard to top Bana. Whoever cast him the Chopper movie years ago saw something most of us didn’t at the time. Who would have thought “Poida” would turn out to be such a good actor?. Abrams is usually spot on with casting….?

  2. He looks like a Klingon even without makeup…

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