"KHAAAAAAAAANN!" Who could forget hearing William Shatner's voice echoing through deep space? Nicholas Meyer's 1982 sequel Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan is hailed as being the pinnacle of what the Star Trek franchise has to offer. With such a stout reputation, it's only natural for JJ Abrams to want to update the character.
Abram's reinvention of Star Trek relies on taking the audience to an alternate universe, allowing virtually every adventure in Trek history to be rediscovered. JJ himself opened up about what may be in store for the Star Trek sequel.
"Now that we are in a parallel existence with what fans of the original series love so much, we could introduce any number of characters, settings, references and situations that the original series introduced. Dealing with Khan would certainly be a challenge, but we had an equal challenge in finding our crew of the Enterprise," said Abrams.
"While I don't want to approach the second film as a remake of episodes we've seen in the past, and I don't think any of the other writers or producers are interested in just rehasing or throwing characters in for the sake of it... Khan is certainly the most obvious one in the history of the series for me... I do think that there are... nothing is off limits in terms of what we're discussing."
While it's not a confirmation, it seems JJ is keen on bringing the legendary villain back to the big screen. The next question is, who could fill Ricardo Montalban's shoes?