Peter Weller joins Star Trek 2

Robocop, meet Kirk. Kirk, Robocop...

In a piece of casting news likely to induce nerdgasms the world over, Variety reports that Robocop star Peter Weller has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel.

Weller is the latest star to join the cast, following in the footsteps of Alice Eve, who was added to the existing ensemble last week. The news comes in the wake of a new casting twist, in which Abrams has put a question mark over the involvement of Benicio Del Toro.

Latino Review recently published a story confirming that Del Toro had officially signed on to play the villainous Khan, only for Abrams to come out and contradict the news as “not true”.

That might not necessarily mean that Del Toro isn’t involved however, as Abrams could merely have been writing off Khan as a possible villain. In any case, Del Toro has yet to be officially confirmed, as has the identity of the film’s key antagonist.

As for Weller’s character, we don’t have any details as present, which means that we’re not writing off the possibility of him actually playing Robocop. We can dream, can't we?

Is Weller the perfect fit for Abrams' Star Trek universe? Tell us, below.

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    • FBPMurray37

      Dec 5th 2011, 13:09

      Interesting. That'll be Weller's second brush with the Trek universe, having played an alien-hating extremist in the closing episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. I wonder if the characters might be related in some way?

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    • AbAeterno

      Dec 5th 2011, 13:21

      Not Weller's first JJ-related move either, having appeared in one of the best episodes of Fringe a year or two back. If he's included in any form of time-travel this time too it might be all just one brilliant in-joke.

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    • MikeyRix

      Dec 5th 2011, 14:29

      Wait, wasn't Chris Pine (briefly) considered for Weller's role in the supposed remake of "RoboCop"? Hahaha!

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 5th 2011, 16:58

      Ooh nice, I wonder if he'll sing 'Wild Wood' heh

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