Benedict Cumberbatch to be villain in Star Trek

Well, this should be interesting. It was reported yesterday that Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast to play the baddie in Star Trek 2. Is it just me or is it taking FOREVER to get things straightened out for this film? I’m hoping that now this has been announced, though, filming will soon be underway and we can actually see this thing, which should have been out this year, in my opinion.

This villain role would be the same one that has been turned down by Benecio del Toro. The rumors concerning it involve Khan, but I don’t think Cumberbatch would be a very good Khan (unlike del Toro). I mean, I can’t envision him with that orange-y tan that previous Khan Ricardo Montalban always sported, can you?

There’s no doubt that Cumberbatch has the acting chops to pull off whatever is thrown his way, but I’m curious about this. I did not particularly like Eric Bana’s villain in the first Star Trek (and I love Eric Bana), so I hope this one, whoever it is, is much better written.

In suckier news, the film is going to be done in 3D. ¬†Anytime I see that, I doubt the film itself. It seems 3D is always thrown in to make a movie seem more interesting than it really is (and is often the case). I HATE 3D, but I’ve stated that a million times before here on my blog. Apparently, however, the headache and seizure-inducing 3D is here to stay, at least for some time. As long as Hollywood can use it to squeeze more money out of movie-goers, that is.

Anyway and personally, I just like saying Cumberbatch’s name over and over. It’s so delightfully and amusingly British, don’t you think?

Also, in geeky Star Trek 2 news, Doctor Who‘s Noel Clarke has also been cast in the film. Clarke¬†will play a family man with a wife and daughter. That’s pretty vague and sounds like a small-ish role, but it will be nice to see him on the big screen, right?

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