Benedict Cumberbatch Talks John Harrison In STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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One of the biggest things exciting Trekkies and movie fans alike about the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness is the critically acclaimed Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), who’ll be playing the villainous John Harrison (probably Khan).

The actor has previously described the character as a ‘terrorist’, and speaking with MTV Cumberbatch adds some weight to those comments. Read what he has to say below:

“[Look at] real social history and present history, everything Star Trek Into Darkness 691x1024 Benedict Cumberbatch Talks John Harrison In STAR TREK INTO DARKNESSthat’s going on: uprisings, people who are trying to spread democracy or fight their cause, not necessarily through political means … he is a terrorist, and sadly, that’s part of the fabric of our modern world. You don’t need to look far to research that one.”

“It was important to me to ground him in a reality that’s based more on his story than, say, a parallel in the real world. What should certainly be chilling are the parallels to the modern world.”

I’m a huge fan of Cumberbatch, and his comments here only excite me further. Whoever he is REALLY playing (I don’t think anybody believes John Harrison is all that he seems), I’m sure he’ll deliver a fantastic performance! Are you excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness? Share your thoughts and watch the brand new Super Bowl TV spot below!


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  • Jordan Cleveland

    Perhaps, Harrison is–in this alternate timeline–an alternate Khan. Bear with me–Say, in this timeline the character that is Khan in the OST timeline is Harrison. Meaning, Cumberbatch has the identical story of Khan but is not Khan and is in fact John Harrison. Further, perhaps Cumerbatch is the straightforward OST timeline Khan, but in the alternate timeline he is not marooned or is handled differently when Enterprise stumbles across the ship in which he was frozen. Blah. Maybe too crazy. But it is hard to believe that if it is Khan, the backstory will be altered. I am just a novice Trekker, but has anyone looked into times concerning these characters? Most of the events prior to the last Abrams Stak Trek movie, events that take place in other Trek cannon prior to then are firmly in motion and should be unaltered (I am not looking for discussion on Laws of Physics here) thus the entirety of the Khan story–at least that which concerns Kirk and the crew–is subject to alteration or alternative conclusions.

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