"Lost" Star Nestor Carbonell to Play Khan in "Star Trek" Sequel?

Rumors are running rampant surrounding the astounding success of J.J. Abrams reboot to the popular Star Trek franchise. The prequel, starring Zoe Saldana as Uhura, made a killing in the theaters, and DVD sales have been brisk. Smelling an opportunity to cash in big time, studios are eager to expand the movie into a new franchise.

Although nothing is set in stone (Abrahms hasn't even signed on to write or direct yet), comingsoon.net says that they heard grumblings that the notorious villain Khan may be back in the second film. Khan, a character made famous by Ricardo Montalban in both the 1967 Star Trek episode "Space Seed" and 1982 feature Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, is a memorable villain for Trekkies and casual fans alike.

So, who could possibly fill Montalban's sizable shoes? Nestor Carbonell, of course! Carbonell is currently starring as Richard Alpert on the hit television series Lost, which is also (not so coincidentally) produced and written by Abrams. He has the brooding, furrowed brow and gravitas necessary to pull of the part, not to mention the fact that he's down right dreamy.

What do you think? Did you watch the first Star Trek? Would you be excited for a sequel starring not one, but two beautiful Latinos? Either way, we'll have a long time to wait, Abrams says a sequel isn't likely to hit theaters until 2012.