Ugh. Really? Was the temptation for Khan just too much J.J??
Carbonell is 44 or whatever, a good 10+ years older then Pine. One of the key dynamics of STII and I think commonly overlooked was the age factor.
Granted, this will be a flick with little depth, and it is a reboot, but the aging captain vs. the aging abandoned superhuman was a big dynamic in their interaction.
Some guy almost 15 years older is gonna be #@$%.
"I'll break out of this zoo somehow and get to you. Is your blood red like ours? I'm gonna find out. "-Captain Christopher Pike