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Peter Weller joining Trek 2 plus is Benicio Del Toro play Khan or not?

12.05.2011

While the rest of Hollywood tries to figure out how to reboot ROBOCOP, Peter Weller is moving on to another big sci-fi franchise. The once robotic cop has signed on to star in STAR TREK 2, joining the recently cast Benicio Del Toro and Alice Eve.

As is par for the course for a JJ Abrams movie, little is known about the role Weller is playing. Really all we know about the recently added cast is that Del Toro is playing a bad guy, Eve is playing a new character and Weller will play an impeccably scarfed man. In a related story: this picture of Peter Weller --->.

Speaking of who plays who, there seems to be some confusion regarding Del Toro and exactly who he is playing. This weekend, Latino Review reported that Del Toro would, in fact, be playing Khan in the film. But then JJ Abrams came out yesterday and told Hitfix, "Not true." So which is it?

Latino has a very impressive track record when it comes to breaking scoops so I'm inclined to believe him. But it would've been very easy to JJ to just ignore the scoop and not answer a flat out denial if he was lying. Only time will tell, I suppose.

Filming on STAR TREK 2 is set to begin early in 2012 for a May, 2013 release.

Source: Variety

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7:31AM on 12/09/2011
Weller is not stranger to Star Trek, He was one of the main villains in the 4th and last season of Star Trek Enterprise.
Weller is not stranger to Star Trek, He was one of the main villains in the 4th and last season of Star Trek Enterprise.
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2:21AM on 12/06/2011

dDEAD OR ALIVE YOUR COMING WITH ME KAHN!

Good for him! I'm glad to see him in this movie! I always liked him as an actor, and I hope this mean we will see him in more stuff.
Good for him! I'm glad to see him in this movie! I always liked him as an actor, and I hope this mean we will see him in more stuff.
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12:37AM on 12/06/2011
LOL at the pic.
LOL at the pic.
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10:32PM on 12/05/2011

I am more team Banzai than team Robo...but i love Weller altogetther.

I've always thought of Weller as more Doctor Buckaroo Banzai... rather than Alex Murphy/Robocop...i love both characters...but i am more of a Banzai fan...anyone else more Banzai than Murphy/Robocop?
I've always thought of Weller as more Doctor Buckaroo Banzai... rather than Alex Murphy/Robocop...i love both characters...but i am more of a Banzai fan...anyone else more Banzai than Murphy/Robocop?
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8:14PM on 12/05/2011

Buddy...I think your slime

"Lower your shields & surrender your ships or there will be...TROUBLE."
"Lower your shields & surrender your ships or there will be...TROUBLE."
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4:45PM on 12/05/2011

Not so big a fan of Star Trek

I loved the abrams Star Trek but I never really got into the rest of the series(was always more of a Star Wars nerd) But any movie that brings Peter "Dead or Alive You're Coming With Me" Weller back into the limelight is fine by me. I recently saw Screamers for the first time. Not a good movie by any means but damn if Weller isn't badass in it.
I loved the abrams Star Trek but I never really got into the rest of the series(was always more of a Star Wars nerd) But any movie that brings Peter "Dead or Alive You're Coming With Me" Weller back into the limelight is fine by me. I recently saw Screamers for the first time. Not a good movie by any means but damn if Weller isn't badass in it.
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1:40PM on 12/05/2011
nice. always down for some weller. glad he's back on the radar.
nice. always down for some weller. glad he's back on the radar.
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12:52PM on 12/05/2011
Since they blew the Star Trek continuity out of the water with the last movie the entire Star Trek universe is at their disposal. Somehow I dont see Abrams just limiting himself to ST:OS villians. I wouldnt have a problem with Kirk and company going up against the Cardassians or the Jem'Hdar.

Although Weller could pass for Odo in that pic above lol
Since they blew the Star Trek continuity out of the water with the last movie the entire Star Trek universe is at their disposal. Somehow I dont see Abrams just limiting himself to ST:OS villians. I wouldnt have a problem with Kirk and company going up against the Cardassians or the Jem'Hdar.

Although Weller could pass for Odo in that pic above lol
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12:34PM on 12/05/2011
Great casting.

This movie is going to be amazing.
Great casting.

This movie is going to be amazing.
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11:47AM on 12/05/2011
Great!
Great!
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11:17AM on 12/05/2011
Elton John called, he wants his glasses back.
Elton John called, he wants his glasses back.
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11:03AM on 12/05/2011

Weller = Khan??

What if Weller was Khan. There seems to be a rumor that Khan IS in this and JJ was truthfully saying Toro is not him...
What if Weller was Khan. There seems to be a rumor that Khan IS in this and JJ was truthfully saying Toro is not him...
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10:50AM on 12/05/2011
RoboCop meets Captain Kirk? I'll buy that for a dollar.

Peter Weller RULED on 24. Best villain ever on that show. Really knew how to fuck with Jack Bauer's mind. Him working with JJ Abrams
RoboCop meets Captain Kirk? I'll buy that for a dollar.

Peter Weller RULED on 24. Best villain ever on that show. Really knew how to fuck with Jack Bauer's mind. Him working with JJ Abrams
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10:46AM on 12/05/2011
I heart Peter Weller but those are some fugly glasses.
I heart Peter Weller but those are some fugly glasses.
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10:11AM on 12/05/2011
I still remember his work in 24... amazing stuff! ST2 is getting better by the minute
I still remember his work in 24... amazing stuff! ST2 is getting better by the minute
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9:43AM on 12/05/2011
Anything with Peter Weller on it is good enough for me. He even made documentaries interested whereas he was the host. Not sure if those were on History Channel or National Geographic but it was a couple of years ago.
Anything with Peter Weller on it is good enough for me. He even made documentaries interested whereas he was the host. Not sure if those were on History Channel or National Geographic but it was a couple of years ago.
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9:29AM on 12/05/2011
Now THAT is a fucking cast!
Now THAT is a fucking cast!
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