5 November 2011 12:53 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

No word on the plot or what kind of baddie he’ll be playing but J.J. Abrams is set to meet this weekend with Benicio Del Toro where he will formally offer him the main villain role in his Star Trek sequel.

Variety says Del Toro does not yet know the particulars of the part himself as Abrams is probably the most secretive of all director’s but he says it’s for our own good.

Del Toro as a Star Trek villain? Bring it on, bring it on! It’s quite an amazing coup for Abrams if he gets him. Del Toro has only done three productions in six years (The Wolfman, Che & Things We Lost In The Fire) with a fourth (Oliver Stone’s Savages) coming next year and he picks his projects carefully.

He hasn’t had the greatest luck with tentpole movies in recent years (see The Wolf Man… »

- Matt Holmes

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