Benicio Del Toro will no longer be starring as the baddie in the sequel to 'Star Trek' after pulling out due to ''monetary issues''.
The 'Wolfman' actor was in talks to play the lead bad guy in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel - starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana - but "monetary issues" have ended chances of him starring.
Although no details of who the character is have so far been leaked, NYPost.com's Vulture blog claims he was set to play Khan Noonien-Singh in the much-hyped project.
The character - a genetically engineered super-human - originally appeared in the original 'Star Trek' TV series and 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan', and was played by Ricardo Montalban.
No actors have been named as possible successors to Benicio, but with the film due to begin shooting in January a replacement will have to be found shortly.