Star Trek 2 was an exciting prospect in itself, before it bagged one of the most exciting actors of the moment as its villain: yep, Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch.
J.J. Abrams has recently started shooting the sequel to his hugely popular reboot, and some on-set pictures have been leaked online.
MTV.com revealed the snaps, which show Cumberbatch's as-yet unnamed character battling Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).
Intriguingly, MTV.com points out that Cumberbatch seems to be wearing a Starfleet uniform under his shiny outerwear, so does this mean he'll be a good guy gone rogue?
This also highlights another interesting aspect of the pics, in that Cumberbatch's character doesn't appear to be either Khan Noonien Singh or a Klingon.
The smart money would be on him playing a calculating, hyperintelligent baddie though. Looks like we'll have to wait for his turn in The Hobbit to see him as a truly unrecognisable villain…
Star Trek 2 will open in the UK on 17 May 2013.
Have these images stoked your excitement for Star Trek 2? Do they completely rule out the possibility of Cumberbatch playing Khan? Let's have your theories, please.