Sequels: Benicio Del Toro in 'Star Trek 2,' Ridley Scott Talks 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Harold & Kumar' Get Animated

Benicio del Toro in 'Star Trek 2'

While most of the principle cast from the first Star Trek movie are returning for a second outing with director J.J. Abrams, there's been one void that's needed to be filled – the villain.
 
According to Variety, Abrams has offered the role to Benicio Del Toro, though Abrams is keeping the character/role a secret. There is a fair assumption that Del Toro would be playing Khan in the sequel, a role originated by Mexican actor Ricardo Montalban. On the other hand, Abrams could go the route of the first Trek movie and have Del Toro play a character unique to Abrams' Trek universe.
 
We have plenty of time to debate this as Star Trek 2 isn't due to hit theaters until sometime in 2013. So Trekkies, who do you think Del Toro would be playing and do you think he makes a good Trek villain?
 
 
Ridley Scott Talks Harrison Ford-less 'Blade Runner 2'
 
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ridley Scott touched very briefly on the pending Blade Runner sequel that was announced earlier this year. Scott confirmed that the movie would be a sequel to the 1982 original and that Harrison Ford would not be involved in it.
 
Scott said that he is currently in the process of finding a writer who can "help him deliver." Scott added that "we're quite a long way in" and that the project is moving forward but, "not with the past cast, of course."
 
Ford or no Ford, are you still interested in this sequel?
 
 
'Harold & Kumar' Becomes Animated TV Series
 
Lionsgate is looking to make a little more green with the Harold & Kumar franchise, shopping an animated version based on the characters in the franchise to Comedy Central and MTV.
 
Deadline reports the franchise’s writers, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, are on board to write and produce. John Cho and Kal Penn are also game to voice their respective characters.
 
The third movie in the franchise opened this past weekend to a lukewarm $13 million third place debut. Is this a sign that audiences are growing tired of the baked duo? Would you tune in to an animated Harold & Kumar TV show?
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