While the world continues to debate whether or not Benicio Del Toro will be appearing as Star Trek super villain Khan in the upcoming Trek reboot sequel, Peter Weller (that’s the original RoboCop to you), has quietly joined the cast of the hyper-anticipated sequel.
Very, very little is known about Star Trek 2 beyond the fact that the cast from the hit reboot will be returning, to be joined by Trek newbies Alice Eve, Benicio Del Toro as the film’s villain, and now, Peter Weller. Also, we know that JJ Abrams will be shooting the sequel early next year, and that the script was penned by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. And that… that’s pretty much all we know. Oh! And space. It will probably be set in space. You know, the whole trekking through the stars thing.
So if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go craft a bit of fanfic in which the crew of the starship Enterprise finds RoboCop frozen inside a block of ice outside the ruins of his old hometown, Detroit, and revive him. RoboCop goes on to have a torrid love affair with Uhura, leaving Spock in the grips of a soul-crushing depression soundtracked by lots of Coldplay. It could work, right?
What do you think of the Star Trek news?