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Who will be the villain in Star Trek 2? Or at least, who won't be?

10.25.2010

Khaaaaaaannnnn!!!!

With that out of the way, I can go ahead and tell you that it looks like we won't be seeing Khan Noonien Singh returning (again) to menace James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise in the sequel to JJ Abrams' rebooted STAR TREK.

According to Badass Digest, the augmented human so memorably brought to life by the late Ricardo Montalban will not make an appearance in the upcoming sequel. So if not Khan, who might the villain be?

Badass says it could be one of the following, thrust into the update from the original "Trek" series: the stone-like creature called the Horta, space rogue Harry Mudd, impetuous Liberace-meets-Q intergalactic god Trelane, big-head alien race the Talosians, or former Kirk friend turned godlike mental case Gary Mitchell.

The site pegs Mitchell as the frontrunner, but any of those should satisfy fans of the classic five-year mission. But will they be part of a larger picture, and/or how would they play to general audiences looking for Klingons or something more familiar to the masses? It's still a couple of years before the sequel hits, so there's lots of speculation time.

Extra Tidbit: Klingon bastards killed my son.
Source: Badass Digest

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3:57PM on 10/27/2010

Q As Villainous Mastermind

Okay, you can't argue with SoundGirls logic about an unknown villain. They could come up with a really badass new one...cooler than that Romulan dude from Star Trek 1. Then again, Gorehound_88 is right on the money about the classic, amazing villains we all know and secretly root for. Like Q. John De Lancie (I think that's how you spell it) is a great actor, and the character is as enigmatic as they come.
Okay, you can't argue with SoundGirls logic about an unknown villain. They could come up with a really badass new one...cooler than that Romulan dude from Star Trek 1. Then again, Gorehound_88 is right on the money about the classic, amazing villains we all know and secretly root for. Like Q. John De Lancie (I think that's how you spell it) is a great actor, and the character is as enigmatic as they come.
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7:41AM on 10/27/2010

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Yeah dude i totally agree i just hate all this assing about wit villains we have never heard about i mean look at nolans batman begins who gave a shit about ra's al ghul no one but everyone talks about the joker and now we have had the re introduction to the world with the romulans we should now have Q, Borg, Khan (you wouldnt even need to kill him off you could keep him as a recurring villain) but why will i give a shit about who they choose if ive never seen an episode with them in but i will
Yeah dude i totally agree i just hate all this assing about wit villains we have never heard about i mean look at nolans batman begins who gave a shit about ra's al ghul no one but everyone talks about the joker and now we have had the re introduction to the world with the romulans we should now have Q, Borg, Khan (you wouldnt even need to kill him off you could keep him as a recurring villain) but why will i give a shit about who they choose if ive never seen an episode with them in but i will give them the chanceto ow me ater the brilliant number 11
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7:39AM on 10/27/2010

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Yeah dude i totally agree i just hate all this assing about wit villains we have never heard about i mean look at nolans batman begins who gave a shit about ra's al ghul no one but everyone talks about the joker and now we have had the re introduction to the world with the romulans we should now have Q, Borg, Khan (you wouldnt even need to kill him off you could keep him as a recurring villain) but why will i give a shit about who they choose if ive never seen an episode with them in but i will
Yeah dude i totally agree i just hate all this assing about wit villains we have never heard about i mean look at nolans batman begins who gave a shit about ra's al ghul no one but everyone talks about the joker and now we have had the re introduction to the world with the romulans we should now have Q, Borg, Khan (you wouldnt even need to kill him off you could keep him as a recurring villain) but why will i give a shit about who they choose if ive never seen an episode with them in but i will give them the chanceto ow me ater the brilliant number 11
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4:02AM on 10/27/2010
glad khan is out. been there done that. maybe the andorians could show up after all they always were at odds with the vulcans.
glad khan is out. been there done that. maybe the andorians could show up after all they always were at odds with the vulcans.
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10:44PM on 10/26/2010
George Takei ftw!
George Takei ftw!
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10:12PM on 10/26/2010
Thank god. Personally I'm hoping for more (mostly) unheard of threats like in the first film because, while it may not be "what the fans want" it's what's best for the trilogy. If you had told the fans that the first movie villain would be a group of Romulan miners from the future they would have all told Abrams to GTFO. So please, no Klingons, Borg, or Khan.
Thank god. Personally I'm hoping for more (mostly) unheard of threats like in the first film because, while it may not be "what the fans want" it's what's best for the trilogy. If you had told the fans that the first movie villain would be a group of Romulan miners from the future they would have all told Abrams to GTFO. So please, no Klingons, Borg, or Khan.
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4:29PM on 10/26/2010

Okay Wait

I consider myself a pretty big Star Trek fan, and even I have not heard of 4 of the 5 villains mentioned above. I see no reason why, with time distorted and centuries colliding, the time travelling Borg couldn't make an appearance. Or the Klingons. This Star Trek remake ain't playing games. They will give us what we want (the audience, that is.) No unknown villains, thank you.
I consider myself a pretty big Star Trek fan, and even I have not heard of 4 of the 5 villains mentioned above. I see no reason why, with time distorted and centuries colliding, the time travelling Borg couldn't make an appearance. Or the Klingons. This Star Trek remake ain't playing games. They will give us what we want (the audience, that is.) No unknown villains, thank you.
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7:40AM on 10/27/2010
Here here man what is the point in making a film if your not gonna go big with baddie
Here here man what is the point in making a film if your not gonna go big with baddie
3:05PM on 10/26/2010

Thank You!!!

Leave Khan for the original series and movies. Since the timelines and events have changed, they never even have to meet him and Ricardo Montalban's performance stays put.

As others have said I would like to see them go against a TNG villian, as now that everything has changed, no rules apply. AS with The Borg, isn't it in the crossover book that Nero's ship had Borg technology....maybe they could have sensed where it went and are going after this new area for similation. That'd be cool.
Leave Khan for the original series and movies. Since the timelines and events have changed, they never even have to meet him and Ricardo Montalban's performance stays put.

As others have said I would like to see them go against a TNG villian, as now that everything has changed, no rules apply. AS with The Borg, isn't it in the crossover book that Nero's ship had Borg technology....maybe they could have sensed where it went and are going after this new area for similation. That'd be cool.
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12:52PM on 10/26/2010

Hmmm interesting

Loved the first one and the Gary Mitchell angle is intriguing, however I think enough time has passed where I would be cool with something totally new, stand alone even, to the series. The can go in a lot of directions and I'd be up for 'em all!
Loved the first one and the Gary Mitchell angle is intriguing, however I think enough time has passed where I would be cool with something totally new, stand alone even, to the series. The can go in a lot of directions and I'd be up for 'em all!
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12:37PM on 10/26/2010

Not impressed!

Wtf is jj upto he has the oppurtunity to make star trek cool again and why not bring some fo the great villains back into the fold like khan, Klingons i would even be happy as they have now changed the mythology to bring the borg in and some of the next gen badass's in but i feel as im a fan of star trek but i dont know to much about the older series that i will feel lost and not care
Wtf is jj upto he has the oppurtunity to make star trek cool again and why not bring some fo the great villains back into the fold like khan, Klingons i would even be happy as they have now changed the mythology to bring the borg in and some of the next gen badass's in but i feel as im a fan of star trek but i dont know to much about the older series that i will feel lost and not care
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4:34PM on 10/26/2010
Wow you are very smart. I couldn't agree more. Next Generation fan here. Why can't we get some straight-up Q or Borg, right?
Wow you are very smart. I couldn't agree more. Next Generation fan here. Why can't we get some straight-up Q or Borg, right?
9:48AM on 10/26/2010

Something New

Im hoping for an all new villain to introduce and blow everyones minds and I really do miss LOST, television isnt the same
Im hoping for an all new villain to introduce and blow everyones minds and I really do miss LOST, television isnt the same
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7:38AM on 10/26/2010

lost

still miss it
still miss it
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7:22AM on 10/26/2010
"Give me GENESIS!!!"

Ok, here goes....

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"Give me GENESIS!!!"

Ok, here goes....

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4:37AM on 10/26/2010

IF IT'S AS GOOD AS THE FIRST...

I really don't care who the villian is just start shooting already JJ.
I really don't care who the villian is just start shooting already JJ.
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3:50AM on 10/26/2010
I don't know much about Star Trek universe but as long as they make the 2nd movie as good and entertaining as the first, I don't care who the villain is going to be.
I don't know much about Star Trek universe but as long as they make the 2nd movie as good and entertaining as the first, I don't care who the villain is going to be.
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3:28AM on 10/26/2010

Tribbles

Giant mutant Tribbles.
Giant mutant Tribbles.
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3:15AM on 10/26/2010

I don't care

Just start shooting already!
Just start shooting already!
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1:56AM on 10/26/2010
The top three I think they're using are Trelane, The Talosian or Gary Mitchell. I liked those Jack Black or Greg Grunberg as Harry Mudd rumors but that character doesn't seem epic enough to carry his own movie, as a side character who factors heavily into the main plot that's a good idea though. I just hope it's better than the last episode of Lost and Transformers 2
The top three I think they're using are Trelane, The Talosian or Gary Mitchell. I liked those Jack Black or Greg Grunberg as Harry Mudd rumors but that character doesn't seem epic enough to carry his own movie, as a side character who factors heavily into the main plot that's a good idea though. I just hope it's better than the last episode of Lost and Transformers 2
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1:23AM on 10/26/2010
Fingers crossed for the guitar-playing space hippies ...
Fingers crossed for the guitar-playing space hippies ...
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1:07AM on 10/26/2010
I personally would to see something(someone) new...not a rehash of classic Star Trek episodes.....Although a Gary Mitchell/Where no man has gone before movie is a pretty kickass idea.
I personally would to see something(someone) new...not a rehash of classic Star Trek episodes.....Although a Gary Mitchell/Where no man has gone before movie is a pretty kickass idea.
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12:32AM on 10/26/2010
We'll probably get some Klingons for sure. Im hoping its a kind of Klingons are being decimated by aliens, lets say the Gorn. Kirk and the Federation lend a helping hand. Kirk was huge in bringing peace with the Federation and the Klingons in star trek lore.
We'll probably get some Klingons for sure. Im hoping its a kind of Klingons are being decimated by aliens, lets say the Gorn. Kirk and the Federation lend a helping hand. Kirk was huge in bringing peace with the Federation and the Klingons in star trek lore.
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12:18AM on 10/26/2010

Franchise in Flux

Looking forward to this but wish they would bring back a TV series that looks to the future and not reboots the past. Keep the old Trek timeline and give us a show that gathers all the syndicated TV show greats. If they wait, Trek will die with this Chris Pine Trilogy.
Looking forward to this but wish they would bring back a TV series that looks to the future and not reboots the past. Keep the old Trek timeline and give us a show that gathers all the syndicated TV show greats. If they wait, Trek will die with this Chris Pine Trilogy.
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12:15AM on 10/26/2010
I can't wait to see what they come up with. I enjoyed the first one.
I can't wait to see what they come up with. I enjoyed the first one.
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11:48PM on 10/25/2010
Im kinda glad it isnt khan just because theres not point to remake that movie. I wanna see The orginal crew fight borg or get involved with Q just because the events of the first movie could fall into a new timeline where they meet Q or something. But only if Q is played by John de Lancie.
Im kinda glad it isnt khan just because theres not point to remake that movie. I wanna see The orginal crew fight borg or get involved with Q just because the events of the first movie could fall into a new timeline where they meet Q or something. But only if Q is played by John de Lancie.
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11:44PM on 10/25/2010
"I'll bet that Klingon bitch killed her father." Gotta love Scotty
"I'll bet that Klingon bitch killed her father." Gotta love Scotty
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11:26PM on 10/25/2010
They'll go with a more alien like villain for the sequel.
They'll go with a more alien like villain for the sequel.
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11:11PM on 10/25/2010

all i can say is

THANK GOD!!!!!
THANK GOD!!!!!
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11:00PM on 10/25/2010
I'm a fan of the character Khan, but I'm glad he won't be in the sequel because it would seem a bit repetitive. I really don't have a preference for a villian, but I'm sure Abrams and crew will do a great job. If the theory about even number trek films are true, this could be better than the first movie.
I'm a fan of the character Khan, but I'm glad he won't be in the sequel because it would seem a bit repetitive. I really don't have a preference for a villian, but I'm sure Abrams and crew will do a great job. If the theory about even number trek films are true, this could be better than the first movie.
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10:45PM on 10/25/2010
Whoever they go with, I have faith in them, the reboot was awesome. Pine was an awesome Kirk and Karl Urban was a kick ass Bones. Hope to see more of Simon Pegg's Scotty in the next one.
Whoever they go with, I have faith in them, the reboot was awesome. Pine was an awesome Kirk and Karl Urban was a kick ass Bones. Hope to see more of Simon Pegg's Scotty in the next one.
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10:40PM on 10/25/2010
Star Trek is a great movie and the sequel is one of the most anticipated movies I remember being excited for. They should go bigger and badder for the sequel, but don't go all out. I want Star Trek 3 to be the one that goes balls to the wall and includes the kitchen sink just because (most likely) this franchise will only be a trilogy.
Star Trek is a great movie and the sequel is one of the most anticipated movies I remember being excited for. They should go bigger and badder for the sequel, but don't go all out. I want Star Trek 3 to be the one that goes balls to the wall and includes the kitchen sink just because (most likely) this franchise will only be a trilogy.
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