Earlier this month, a number of "trusted" inside sources claimed that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the villain Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek 2. Actor Simon Pegg, who returns as Scotty, calls it all hogwash, though, claiming that this rumor is 100% not true.
"It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not."
Back in November, Benicio Del Toro was circling the role, and, although he turned it down a month later, rumors kept swirling that Khan was the primary bad guy. Benedict Cumberbatch signed on in January, with the identity of his nefarious character never officially revealed.
"(He's) not just another disgruntled alien. It's a really interesting... sort of... thing. Obviously I can't talk about it."