Original Robocop, Peter Weller, Joins Star Trek Sequel Cast

Hollywood trade, Variety, has reported that veteran sci – fi actor Peter Weller, (Buckaroo Banzai, Robocop) has signed on in an unspecified role for the upcoming Star Trek sequel:

J.J. Abrams has tapped veteran thesp Peter Weller for the ensemble cast of Paramount’s upcoming “Star Trek” sequel. Specifics of Weller’s role are under wraps. His selection came on the heels of Abrams choosing Alice Eve as a character that’s believed to be new.

While all of the attention on specualtion has been given to Benicio Del Toro and what villainous role he’ll be playing, it’s interesting to note that Abrams did let it slip recently that there’s an older villain who’s a mentor/supporting character to the main villain in the film.
Could be this be the role that Weller has been cast for?

Star Trek II opens in theaters 05/17/13

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