Did J.J. Abrams Reveal that Klingons Will Appear in Star Trek 2?
06.05.12 by BJSprecher
After scrapping a sub-plot containing Klingons from his 2009 Star Trek franchise reboot, it appears as if director J.J. Abrams plans on having the honor-driven warrior race make their "new universe" debut in Star Trek 2 (working title). The notoriously secretive director appeared in a skit that aired during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday and a helmeted figure with a distinctive head ridge was visible on the monitor behind him.
Is the image just a red herring designed to get us to stop speculating about the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's character — the TrekMovie blog claims that "a number of sources" say Cumberbatch is playing Khan Noonien Singh, the superhuman warrior played by
Ricardo Montalbán in the original TV series and in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but Simon "Scotty" Pegg says that's "a myth" — or did J.J. decide to "leak" the Klingon reveal before someone else beat him to it? Check out the images and decide for yourself.
Here's a screen capture from the skit:
For comparison, here's a screen capture of a Klingon from the delected scene from Star Trek:
To watch the skit, head over to MTV. If you want to watch the deleted scene from Star Trek containing Klingons, check it out on YouTube.
Returning cast members include Chris Pine as Kirk, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Pike. Additional cast members include Peter Weller and Alice Eve. Star Trek 2 is based on the characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry. The screenplay was written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof.