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Peter Weller Boards Star Trek 2
He'll join the cast

05 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Peter Weller Boards Star Trek 2

Given that he’s already been RoboCop (twice) and will forever have a cult following for playing Buckaroo Banzai, it’s not like Peter Weller needs to show up in another famous sci-fi franchise. But that’s exactly what he’s doing, as Deadline has confirmed he’ll join the new Star Trek sequel.

As JJ Abrams prepares to kick off shooting on the movie next month, he’s looking to add more and more actors to the roster. Benicio Del Toro was in talks to play a villain, but according to Vulture, he has apparently not reached a deal. Oh, and in the same report, the continuing is-he-isn't-he debate on Khan Noonien Singh as the villain was thrown for another loop by "sources" saying that the genetically-tinkered superman will show up.

So what will Weller be playing? There’s so little solid information about the film so far that it’s tough to guess, though there is talk of an older baddie in the movie, and Weller certainly knows how to access the dark side when he wants to.

More recently, he’s been keeping the acting CV filled with the likes of 24, Dexter, Fringe and a batch of indie movies, while also pulling duties behind the camera, directing the likes of Monk and Sons Of Anarchy.

Star Trek 2 will feature returning cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho and will be out mid-2013.


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Um...missing out any of the main cast members at all? Like the one that there wasn't enough of first time around, maybe? More

Posted by Fuzzbap at 23:43 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: jamiah WHY do people insist on bringing Khan back? Are fans not aware of all the unimaginative stories Hollywood has been whipping out the last umpteen years. Remakes whether they are set in an alternate time line are still remakes. The Eugenics Wars were to have taken place in the 1990s BEFORE the time line was altered. Let us have AT LEAST one original idea for Pete's sake! o quote the last guy who quoted the film before I quoted you... I'd buy that for a dollar. We've got More

Posted by IrishC at 21:00 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

WHY do people insist on bringing Khan back? Are fans not aware of all the unimaginative stories Hollywood has been whipping out the last umpteen years. Remakes whether they are set in an alternate time line are still remakes. The Eugenics Wars were to have taken place in the 1990s BEFORE the time line was altered. Let us have AT LEAST one original idea for Pete's sake! More

Posted by jamiah at 19:29 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

I'll be back!
He's already been in this famous sci-fi franchise: Enterprise, playing a right nasty bugger in a couple of episodes. Good news though, the world needs more Weller! More

Posted by zombie mastermind at 19:24 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

Khaaaaaaaaaan
As much as I love Abrams films,khan should be in the next star trek film.make his story more prominent ,as for weller,absolute genius More

Posted by paulmitchell at 19:20 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I reckon...
Peter 'RoboCop' Weller in Star Trek 2? I'd buy that for a dollar! More

Posted by ED-209 at 18:04 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

I reckon...
He will play a prominent part in the creation of Kahn/the Eugenics Wars, probably as an evil/misguided scientist/genius... Just a hunch... More

Posted by warren7355 at 17:57 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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