Ramirez For Trek 2 Villain?


Now that Benecio Del Toro is definitely out for Star Trek 2, other actors are being eyed for the role of the villain in Star Trek 2.

Time is growing short, with filming to commence next month, so J.J. Abrams has lined up several other actors in hopes of finding his villain.

Two candidates are being evaluated; Jordi Molla (Colombiana) and Edgar Ramirez (Carlos). Ramirez is said to be the frontrunner, and he will be testing for the role via Skype this week.

There is still no word as to whether the actor chosen will be playing Khan or some other role.

Source: Variety

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  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Testing for the role… via SKYPE???
    I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Anonymous

    he looks too nice. he even befriended Bourne at the end of the last movie and it all seemed right because of his boyish face.

    Dr. McCoy (Urban) was even meaner in the Bourne franchise; he’d be a better Khan if anything.

  • Anonymous

    Vin Diesel or the Rock
    The guy who recently played Conan the Barbarian (not Arhnud)
    Mark Strong
    Gerard Butler
    Javier Bardem
    Nestor (Gotham Mayor)
    Shahrukh-Khan (why not a legit Indian actor?) Kolkata too 🙂
    Tom Hardy (he’s different now from his Picard days)

  • Thisandthat

    That’s a normal audition process when down to the wire. It enables a number of production people who are in multiple different film locations to “be in the same room” (they would be using Skype Pro). It makes the process a ton easier and money saving. I’ve auditioned for commercials over Skype and got feed back from a director in LA and a casting agent in New York. Not to worry.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Ah. Well then. One worry down, only 2 left. The whole Latin-for-Indian crap, and Khan being in the movie at all.
    (Why do we always call him by his first name [or is it his title]? Isn’t that like saying “Adolf”? A little familiar… but i guess no one’s closer than your nemesis.)

  • I’m not sure about Indian names, but a lot of other cultures are more akin to the Bajoran conceit of naming than the western one: namely that the first name isn’t the given name like John or Chuck. The Chinese are definitely like that, as are most muslims. Again, not sure of the Sikh tradition, but Khan could easily be his first, but not his given name, as it were.

    But yeah, this is all a trainwreck waiting to happen. Then again, the sooner Abrams, Lindelof, Orci, and Kurtzman ruin their Trek, the sooner we get back to the real Trek universe.

  • The sooner the current, money-making Trek is ruined, the sooner we have to wait copious amounts of time again before anything new whatsoever.

    I wouldn’t be so eager to see it fall unless you well and truly despise Abrams’ interpretation.

  • Who wouldn’t? It’s insipid, shiny garbage. I’d rather have another period of downtime and then return to the proper Trek universe than continue to play in this adolescent sandbox.