Date: 31st May 2012
Simon Pegg has insisted that the villain in the upcoming Star Trek sequel will not be Khan.
The Hot Fuzz actor returns as Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in the sequel to the blockbuster 2009 film, also starring Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the villain in the JJ Abrams picture, with reports suggesting that he would be playing the fan favourite antagonist Khan, who made his first appearance in season one of Star Trek: The Original Series.
However, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph star Simon Pegg once again stated that Khan will play no part in the highly-anticipated film.
He said: "It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me - it's beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them."
"It just spoils the film. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it's just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, 'Oh f**k off! Wait for the film!'"
Source: Press Release