We know there isn’t much casting required for the Star Trek sequel as most of the main roles were cast in the first film, but a new villain is required and if director/producer J.J Abrams has his way the role may go to Benicio Del Toro.
According to Variety “no offer has been delivered” but “sources close to the project say Benicio Del Toro is expected to be offered the part soon, maybe by weekend’s end. Insiders say Del Toro has met with Abrams but doesn’t know what the role is, in order to keep it a secret.”
Without knowing which villain he’s up for it’s hard to say how suited Del Toro is, but J.J Abrams usually has a good eye for casting so we can probably trust his judgement. Can anyone take a guess as to which villain he could play?
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho are all expected to return, and filming is expected to start in early 2012.