J.J Abrams discusses possible plot and casting ideas for Star Trek sequel

J.J. Abrams has details of the future of the Star Trek franchise.


Speaking to MTV, the Lost creator revealed discussed the difficulties recasting the Star Trek villain Khan:


The director did not confirm if the character, originally played by Ricardo Montalban, will appear in his Star Trek sequel but he did reveal that he is open to developing a new spin on the role, as he did with Kirk and Spock.


“I think one of the by-products of doing this movie was we were able to dispel the obvious and understandable concerns – how can Star Trek possibly exist without those original cast members?”


“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.”


Abrams added: “While I don’t want to approach the second film as a remake of episodes we’ve seen in the past… nothing is off limits in terms of what we’re discussing.”