I don't think The Wrath of Khan needs to be rebooted, because it's a fantastic movie in and of itself. Definitely the best of the Trek films. I'm perfectly cool with Star Trek Into Darkness having a villain we haven't seen before. In fact, I hope all the alternate-universe films do that.
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Perhaps Cumberbatch will be some kind-of modified Romulan, because if there's one thing we haven't gotten enough of in the most recent Star Trek movies, it's Romulans.
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Shit, one of the few things they got right in the last Trek was making the Romulans a threat. Nemesis didn't have Romulans as villains, but vampires and clones. The problem with the alternate reality universe is all the stuff that happened in Trek is still out there. The Gorn, the Doomsday Machine, Khan, the Squire of Gothos and even the Borg. You can do a Star Trek film without those things, but at some point the crew is going to encounter them. You have to find the right balance, because some of the fans would like a Gorn or Doomsday Machine or Squire movie. I just think a lot of the fans are hesitant about Khan, because it is the best Star Trek film and trying to top it is impossible, multiple sequels have shown you that. As a Trekkie, I don't want to see Khan, but I know its the one story they are getting the most pressure to write from Trek and non-Trek fans.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
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