Peter Weller Joins STAR TREK 2

     December 5, 2011


As J.J. AbramsStar Trek 2 speeds towards its January 15th start date, casting continues to heat up.  Last month, we learned Benicio Del Toro would be playing the villain (who may or may not be Khan); last week we heard Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) had signed on to play a new character to the franchise; and now Variety reports that Peter Weller, the original RoboCop, is joining the party.  There are currently no details on what role Weller will play, and given Abrams’ penchant for secrecy, we shouldn’t expect to hear those details any time soon.

This won’t be Weller’s first time with the Trek franchise.  He previously played the character “John Frederick Paxton” in two episodes of the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.  Let the rampant speculation begin that he’s playing the same character in Abrams’ film (even though the character was killed on Enterprise).  Star Trek 2 opens May 17, 2013.

  • Tarek

    I spoke with spoke,and he told me that the villain will be Khuan. the cousin of Khan.

  • Goldman

    He’s an underrated actor and it’s good to see him finally in a mainstream movie again but I would have liked to see a new actor to the franchise unless Weller is playing a descendant of John Frederick Paxton which would probably mean the villains are Terra Prime, the extremist xenophobic terrorist organisation.

  • Metzner

    • The Orion Syndicate as the villains
    • Large all-star cast as well as many cameos
    • More planets
    • Larger space battles with more starships
    • Kirk having better fighting skills
    • Kirk having several human love interests played by Hollywood’s most beautiful young actresses
    • The Star Trek theme music from the Insurrection end credits used at the end

    • Ruprect

      Are you going to put up these comments every time a Star Trek story comes up here?

  • Carlton

    Peter Weller would make an excellent Gary Seven.

    Benicio? Hmm….Lazurus?

  • Tweek

    it would be cool to see him as the 2nd (older) badass bad guy !

  • zulu

    P.Weller effin awesome

  • zang2nd

    Who cares? ST is dead.

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