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Confirmed… Again… Benedict Cumberbatch Is KHAN In STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS!

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This little casting tidbit has been confirmed, refuted, defended, and denounced ever since the marketing campaign first started for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, but a dependable source has finally confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character is, indeed, Khan.

Now, this ‘confirmation’ isn’t official, and may not mean much to you until the studio validates the story (which I doubt they’ll ever do), but I’m content with it. Director J. J. Abrams has been especially sheepish with this sequel and the origins of its villian, so it only seems natural that he’s trying to conceal the identity of a fan favorited antagonist.

“Well moviegoers, through a trusted source, I can confirm that the Cumberbatch IS indeed playing Khan. He is called John Harrison at points in the film, but during a key scene where Harrison is held prisoner on the Enterprise, he does reveal to Kirk and crew that his true identity is Khan. In addition, the film takes another cue from Wrath Of Khan and alludes to the famous reactor scene, but puts a reverse spin on it.”

What do you think on the matter? Are you excited to see a modern rendition of Khan on the big screen? Or would you prefer an entirely original villain instead of the same old “revamp the 80’s!” trope we’re enduring?

SOURCE: Shockya

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  • David Oakes

    I don’t buy it. If he’d mentioned some actual dialogue or a scene that we haven’t seen in any previews / trailers it would be plausible. Just saying you have a trusted source and not revealing anything we’ve not already seen means nothing. I have been following this since the very beginning and nothing has pointed to him being khan in my book. Not a thing.

  • David Oakes

    If he is Harrison for two hours and in the last five minutes – goes ” ps I’m khan ” – will it make the film any better ? No. Either be khan from the outset or not at all. Ps. If he is anything – he may be an augment other than khan doing his bidding. I’d rather that than spoil TWOK.