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 that’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!