Star Trek Sequel Beams Up Alice Eve

Alice Eve. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2011 Getty Images

J.J. Abrams is making room in his Star Trek sequel for some sorely needed female characters: Variety reports that Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) is working toward a deal to play a significant new role in the movie, though the nature of the part is still under wraps. That shroud of secrecy still envelopes Benicio Del Toro's primary villain, a character now described by Variety as "someone familiar to Trekkies." So, Khan, right? It can't be a Tribble or anything ...