In an interview with The Telegraph, British actor Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the rebooted Star Trek movies, talked a bit about fellow Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his role in the upcoming Star Trek sequel – which has long been rumored to be Khan Noonian Singh, the role originated in the original series and masterfully reprised in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan by Ricardo Montalban.
“It’s not Khan,” Pegg says, however. And apparently, he’s annoyed at the whole matter. “That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not…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.”
As for the actual character, he can’t say much, but he does say he’s “not just another disgruntled alien. It’s a really interesting… sort of… thing.” Which just piques our curiosity that much further.