Simon Peggs Has Read The Trek Sequel Script And Knows Nothing Of Khan

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More vague and unhelpful (if somewhat interesting) information about the villain and plot of the new Star Trek film continues to find its way to the surface. The highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 reboot is set to begin shooting in January but, as was revealed last week, the cast doesn’t appear to have received or read the whole script yet.   No one seems to know exactly what the film will be about or who the villain will be, although that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying.  Simon Pegg and Brian Burk weren’t much help on the information front in their interviews with MTV News at a Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol promo event recently, although they did weigh in a bit on those Khan rumors.

Pegg doesn’t seem to have received any more information than the rest of cast, commenting  (jokingingly?) that the most he does know involves Scotty and a bevvy of sexy green alien chicks.  He does say that the parts of the script he has read are “really good” and that none of them mentioned Khan, although he was careful to give himself an out if Khan does en up in the film:  “I haven’t heard the name Khan come up. Not to say it won’t come up, but I have heard no mention of him whatsoever. He is a great villain. I don’t want to say too much and have to eat my words, but we’ve seen Khan [in a ‘Trek’ movie before]. To see him again, how much value is there in that? I don’t know.”  Burk followed the Abrams party line and was a bit evasive when asked about Khan, commenting on how many great villains (past and future) the Trek verse holds.  He did say that they chose to “do something [they] thought was unique and original”, though, and including Khan wouldn’t exactly fit that bill.


  1. Jim Saul says:

    If they do reboot Khan, they should have taken a look at Nestor Carbonell for the role.

    • Myron W Donnelly says:

      I respect your opinion. However, I think that Benicio Del Toro would have been perfect for the role! “Amazing!”

  2. Dale Hoppert says:

    Yeah you guys need to get over your Khan obsession, GFR. Your reportage is based on nothing.

  3. Guest says:

    Khan? Last I saw, JJ Abrams didn’t seem creatively bankrupt.

  4. All this “we don’t want Kahn” will end up “where is Kahn” if he is not in it. We all know how Star Trek fans are. 🙂

  5. Justin Hall says:

    Disagree with the comments below. Khan is something that should be left to history. Too many good things have been ruined by lousy remakes and sequels. For example: The Godzilla movie which pretty much ruined my generations interest in the subject. Lost in Space…Do i really need to comment further? The Sandlot sequel? What were they thinking? My point is Khan was something that worked for previous generations and I still love it myself, but a remake could ruin not only the original but Star Trek as a whole for upcoming generations of people. 
          On a side note. I think GFR needs a general comment board. Somewhere for us nerd and geek types to have some fun open discussions that are more easily accessible than having to scroll back to stories to see if anyone answered comments. Just a thought. I love this website 🙂

  6. Numinousme says:

    Benicio Del Toronto would have definitely played a wonderful Kahn. Perfect for the role.