Originally Posted by omegaman
There's a few options here: One is that the team has been on a mission for the last five years. Everything that has happened in TOS has passed, though albeit differently. Or it could be just a years worth of missions. In that case Khan could be very much the villain, who has escaped his fate on Ceti Alpha 5 and has returned to Earth to conquer it.
Not likely. Orci said a few months back that the second movie would still be very early in Kirk's command, and that he would learn some hard lessons. He may be the Captain of the Enterprise
now, but he still has to learn what it really means to be a Starship Commander.