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"Edgar Ramirez as Star Trek 2 Villain"Edgar Ramirez has allegedly been considered as the top choice to star as the villain in the forthcoming sci-fi movie ‘Star Trek’ directed by JJ Abrams.

’The Bourne Ultimatum’ actor Edgar Ramirez has been eyed by JJ Abrams and has been considered as the top choice to play the character of villain in the upcoming much awaited Sci-fi flick ‘Star Trek 2’. He has been linked with the project, after Benicio Del Toro turned down the offer to play the villainous role in the movie. Apart from Ramirez, Jordi Molla of ‘Colombiana’ movie has also been in the run for the character in the movie.

According to the sources, the 34-year-old Venezuelan actor is expected to be tested for the role through Skype this week, as JJ Abrams is busy moving fast to cast the major villain. Since the drop out of Benicio Del Toro, the Paramount Pictures and Abrams have been aiming to rush their quest for a potential actor, who could commit a six-moth filming schedule that will start in January 2012. However, the perfect details of the villainous character are still unclear.

Earlier, it was alleged that, Khan Noonien Singh would be the super villain of the upcoming untitled ‘Star Trek 2’, though the reports were insisted as untrue by Abrams. It was also reported that, the original ‘Robo Cop’ star Peter Weller has been roped into join the upcoming ‘Star Trek’ sequel, while they have been kept under wraps. The upcoming sci-fi movie ‘Star Trek 2’ will get back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana to reprise their roles, while Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin and John Cho would be the supporting cast. The movie has been scheduled to hit the US theaters on May 17, 2013.

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