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Simon Pegg Slams Rumor That Khan Is Major Villain in 'Star Trek 2'

May 30, 2012 (2:48 am) GMT
Insisting that Benedict Cumberbatch will not play the Eugenics War leader, the Scotty depicter states, 'It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not.'

Though multiple insiders revealed that Khan would indeed be the major villain in the "" sequel, one of the film's leading actors, , insisted that the rumor was not true. The Scotty depicter claimed that the untitled Star Trek sequel would be very different from 1982's "Wrath of Khan".

"It's not Khan," Pegg told The Telegraph. "That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not." Asked if the Khan rumor actually came from J.J. Abrams' famously secretive camp, the British actor claimed, "No, I think people just want to have scoop. It annoys me - it's beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them."

The actor 42-year-old actor went on complaining, "It just spoils the film. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it's just nosiness and impatience." He stated, "You just want to say, 'Oh f**k off! Wait for the film!' "

Asked what villainous character would actually play, Pegg reluctantly responded that the 35-year-old actor would star as "not just another disgruntled alien." He added, "It's a really interesting... sort of... thing. Obviously I can't talk about it."

Previously, Trek Movie stated that Khan would appear as the main antagonist in the anticipated sequel. The site claimed, "Khan is back in 2013, however sources indicate that the film is not a rehash of 'Space Seed', the original Star Trek episode where Kirk and crew first encounter the genetic superman from the past."

Being slated for a May 17, 2013 release in the U.S., "Star Trek 2" still hasn't revealed its official plot details. Aside from Pegg, the much awaited sci-fi movie will bring back , , , , and as Spock, Uhura, James T. Kirk, Pavel, Bones and Hikaru Sulu respectively.

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