The rumor mill is going full steam as the word is that Khan will not be the villain in 2012’s Star Trek XII.
Rumor has it that Star Trek XII won’t be focused on a “traditional” villain at all, but will focus on someone familiar to fans nonetheless.
According to an informant, the story will focus on a classic Star Trek character, moreover, one from the original series. “It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited,” said the source via email. “Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta.”
The source went on to say that “Actually, it’s one of those that I named.”
Bear in mind that this is very much an unconfirmed rumor, but have fun thinking about which of these, if any, it could be!