Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]
After seeing Naveen Andrews as the villain in the Sinbad pilot, I'm thinking he could have been a pretty cool Kahn. He even has a history with Abrams. Same goes for Anil Kapoor, from Slumdog Millionaire, 24, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)