Spock Prime and Klingons To Appear in ‘Star Trek 2′?
Despite previous rumors that no cast members from the original Trek TV show will appear in the second installment in the rebooted Star Trek film series, Leonard Nimoy is reportedly set to reprise his turn as “Spock Prime.” This is based not only on word from insiders, but also Nimoy himself – who confirmed as much to CNN last week, and even released the following, curiosity-arousing Tweet recently:
I enjoy conversations with JJ Abrams and Zachary Quinto. Keeping up on their work. They are my friends. LLAP
Similarly, TrekMovie sources are indicating that the Klingons will also be showing up in Trek 2. Much like the “revelations” about Khan being the villain or Spock Prime returning, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise – seeing how the classic Trek baddies just missed making the cut for Abrams’ original Star Trek movie, as evidenced by this deleted scene featuring “mini-Klingons” (sorry, it’s only available for viewing on Youtube).
[SIDENOTE: If Joseph Gatt is indeed playing "the muscle" that works for Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek 2 (as we've speculated before), does that mean Gatt could be portraying a Klingon warrior? One has to wonder...]
If we assume that all of the above “rumors” are indeed accurate, then we’re still left with a situation virtually identical to that throughout production on, say, The Dark Knight Rises – namely, we still have no idea yet how all these Trek 2 ingredients (Khan, Spock Prime, Klingons, young Spock traversing a volcano, etc.) fit together. Suffice it to say, Trek fans should have plenty to talk while we wait for more concrete details about the picture.
What are your thoughts on all of the aforementioned rumors? Are you happy/enraged that Khan could indeed be the villain in Star Trek 2? Sound off in the comments section.
The film brings back the entire crew of the USS Enterprise, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, along with newcomers such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Noel Clarke, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Joseph Gatt.
Star Trek 2 flies into theaters around the U.S. on May 17th, 2013.