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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites