So is Benedict Cumberbatch playing Khan or not in the upcoming Star Trek 2? In yet another twist to the whole Khan-not-Khan saga, actor Simon Pegg, who plays the U.S.S. Enterprise's chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, says he's NOT. And he's really annoyed with you about it.
Just last month we reported that it was everything but confirmed that the Sherlock star was indeed playing Khan Noonien Singh—Capt. James T. Kirk's (Chris Pine) greatest enemy—on Abrams' upcoming Trek sequel.
But today, in an interview with The Telegraph, Pegg—who praises Cumberbatch's performance on the film—stressed that the Big Bad Cumby is playing is "not just another disgruntled alien. It's a really interesting ... sort of ... thing. Obviously I can't talk about it."
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.
There you have it.
What do you guys think? Is Simon Pegg only keeping quiet because of Abrams' big wall of secrecy concerning the Star Trek sequel? Do you think
the lady Pegg protests too much?