Director J.J. Abrams likes to keep secrets and its his solemn wish that you won't continue reading this story. But by the nature of the beast, we're delving into three crucial aspects of the Star Trek 2 storyline that you may or may not want to know. Continue reading at your own risk...

Major Spoilers lay ahead!

First up, /is-leonard-nemoy-going-to-be-in-star-trek-2/as we hinted at last week, various sources have confirmed that Leonard Nimoy is returning as Spock Prime in this sequel. The actor himself let the cat out of the bag when he told CNN he was 'talking' with J.J. Abrams about once again returning to this universe despite his so-called retirement from acting. Now, a trusted insider has told AICN that Spock Prime will definitely be in the film and he will be wearing "long and stately robes." This will be Leonard Nimoy's eighth appearance in a Star Trek film.

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Second, tons of various sources have confirmed in the last twenty-four hours that Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed playing the iconic villain, exiled Eugenics War leader Khan Noonien Singh. The plot of the film will not, however, be a redux of Star Trek's 1967 Season 1 episode Space Seed, where Kirk and his crew first meet Khan. As part of the climax of Star Trek 2, Kirk and Khan engage in a deep space brawl while decked out in high tech flying space suits.

Lastly, it has been confirmed that the Klingons, absent from the 2009 franchise reboot starter, will be playing a key role here. It is not yet known how they will tie into Khan's storyline. All of this information gives us a pretty good idea about the direction Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams are headed with the sequel. And please keep in mind that neither the studio nor the direct have confirmed any of the above information, so don't take it as gospel.

Shooting on Star Trek 2 is scheduled to wrap in less than two weeks.

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