Del Toro for Star Trek villain?
Published 07/11/2011 | 13:36
Benicio Del Toro is reportedly in talks to play the villain in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel.
The Oscar-winning actor has met with the director, according to Variety, to discuss appearing in the film, but in a bid to keep things top secret still doesn't know exactly what the role will be.
Benicio is expected to be officially offered the role of the villain this week.
Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine will all return for the follow up to the hit 2009 film, bringing the characters from the original TV series to the big screen.
Chris stars as Captain James T Kirk, while Zoe and Zachary play members of his crew Uhura and Spock, who found love in the first film.
Anton Yelchin has confirmed he will return as navigator Chekov and Simon Pegg is expected back as Scotty.
Production is expected to start in early 2012.