J.J. Abrams took part in a “celebrity nerd-off” with Stephen Colbert last weekend in New Jersey, and naturally the topic of Star Trek came up during the discussion.
There was speculation before the movie was released regarding Khan’s presence in it and yet those involved in creating the movie were adamant that he would not be in it. Other fans wanted fresh, new stories, not a reworking of a story already done in a previous movie.
The former Trek director is aware that some fans were dissatisfied with the story. “We got into trouble on the second Star Trek film with some of the fans,” he said. “There were too many nods to the Wrath of Khan. I’ll cop to that.”