On May 17th, the second of the rebooted Star Trek films comes out, Into Darkness. And, guess what character it features as the villain? Khan. Sweet! The second Star Trek film features Khan, and the second in the reboot features Khan. I think that qualifies as being respectful to the original.
I have to say that I really liked the reboot. That's not always the case. I saw where they're rebooting Superman. Didn't they just do that a few years ago? I guess that was like a computer reboot where it still doesn't work right, and you have to do it again.
In any case, I'm looking forward to this one. I can hardly wait. I have tried to avoid knowing too much about the film ahead of time, so that I can actually enjoy it.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan will expose as much of his chest as Ricardo Montalban did in the original film. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Only time will tell. ;)