Trek 2 Villain? Elementary…

Cumberlach_cropVariety reports that Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC TV series SHERLOCK, has been chosen to play the villain in STAR TREK 2.

The unknown role, rumored by some media sources to be the TV/Movie genetic superman Khan Noonian Singh, was originally offered to Benicio Del Toro. Del Toro and Paramount could not come to terms, however, so the search went on.

STAR TREK 2 is set to begin production this month.

Cumberbatch will also be joining his TV Watson Martin Freeman in THE HOBBIT, providing motion capture and voices for the dragon Smaug and “the Necromancer”, assumed to be the  dark wizard Sauron.

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Tom Powers was Editor of Starlog.com from 2005-2008. He's been involved in independent filmmaking, voice acting, and also writes fiction and fact-based articles elsewhere as Thomas V. Powers.

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