How excited are you for second installment of the Star Trek reboot? Dave in our office is only dying to find out if Benedict Cumberbatch - currently gracing our screens in Parade's End - will take on the iconic role of Khan or not. As one of the biggest rumours currently percolating through the sci-fi circles, we're not sure how much truth there is to this, but we're willing to speculate. He is playing the villain - that we know - but details of his actual part are being kept so much under wraps, we're left to make our own assumptions from his recent comments made to Shortlist: "Really, really good fun. It's a great part and it's really well written. I enjoyed the fights and the stunts, there's lots of that and it really is proper action movie territory. I went off and did The Hobbit [doing motion-capture and voice work as dragon Smaug and the Necromancer] at the beginning of the job, so I literally came on set, established the look, did a day of filming and then f*cked off to New Zealand for two weeks before coming back. But it's the stuff of dreams. I know it’s such a well-trodden, clichéd path, 'Brit actor plays baddie in Hollywood', but I channelled all of that and just really enjoyed it."
What we do know however is that it's going to be 'bigger' and 'better' than its predecessor. Zachary Quinto who plays the role of Spock tells The Wrap: "It was bigger. It was bolder, I think, than the first one, and that was pretty big and bold from my stand point. I'm really excited to see what they do with it... I feel like, you know, my work is done on the movie right now and until we have to go and promote it, then my work remains done and I let JJ and his incredible team of people get in there and do the work that they need to do now... I feel very fulfilled, but I don't feel particularly attached to what the outcome of that project will be because I have faith in the people that I was collaborating with to make it as good as it can be."
Star Trek hits theatres on May 17th and also stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg.