'Star Trek 2' villain cast
Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on for Star Trek 2.
The Sherlock star will take on the role of the villain in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel — to be directed by JJ Abrams — which was originally planned for Benicio Del Toro.
He joins other new cast members Noel Clarke, Peter Weller and Sex and the City 2 actress Alice Eve – who will supplement the original cast of the 2009 movie starring Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Vulcan Commander Spock.
Star Trek 2 — also starring Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg — is expected to begin shooting this month ahead of a release on 17 May 2013.