Simon Pegg: Benedict Cumberbatch Won't Play Khan In Star Trek

Actor says film makers have other plans for Sherlock star

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Simon Pegg: Benedict Cumberbatch Won't Play Khan In Star Trek
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When Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the villain in the new Star Trek movie everyone assumed that it would be as Khan, a major protagonist from the earlier movies - but Simon Pegg has beamed those rumours out of existence.

The star, who plays Scotty in the new series of films based on the 1960s TV series, has finally stated categorically that director JJ Abrams has other plans for the Sherlock actor.

Pegg told "It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not," he went on to add that the rumours really annoy him.

The 'Fantastic Fear Of Everything' star said: " No, 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," adding: "It just spoils the film. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it's just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, 'Oh f*** off! Wait for the film!"

Yet poor Simon's words will just ignite another load of speculatiuon over who the villain could possibly be if not the genetically engineered nemesis first played by Ricardo Montalban.

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