And Cumberbatch’s Character Is…


A new image and information released by Paramount Pictures today reveals the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek into Darkness.

The image and name will be behind to cut, so that those avoiding spoilers will stay spoiler-free.

According to Paramount, Cumberbatch will be playing John Harrison. Could this be the “Harrison” who served under James T. Kirk and was seen in episodes such as Space Seed, where he lost consciousness after being deprived of oxygen?

That would tie in with earlier information that some Wrath of Khan music will be in the movie and the “hands to the glass” moment echoing the Kirk-Spock scene in the Wrath of Khan.

Time will tell.

Source: The Huffington Post

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  • Khitomer

    Who? Wonder how they’ll give him super powers?

  • AirElephant

    It’s not a spoiler, it’s a red herring/lie. It’s just another misdirect from J.J. Abrams. Does anyone REALLY think that after even the nine-minute preview–the one that’s coming out ahead of the Hobbit–takes great pains to avoid mentioning Cumberbatch’s name that Paramount would just accidentally “reveal” the character’s name in a caption? It’s very possible that Cumberbatch’s character assumes an identity at that stage of the film, but after reading writeups of the nine minute preview, where Giacchino uses Khan’s musical cue, I have strong, strong, strong doubts that we’ll know the actual character’s name until either a) someone close to the production leaks it or b) the movie comes out.

    This is all just more buildup from the master manipulator, Abrams. Personally, I’m getting a little tired of it. The teaser trailer was enough and this is just silly overkill.

  • Pike1701

    I still think it’s Gary Mitchell… or even Lt. Commander Ben Finney….

  • Polaris01313-1

    John Harrison? The only Harrison I know from Star Trek is the one from The Naked Time. Must be another attempt on Paramount’s part to misdirect us.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    He’ll be bitten by a radioactive Sulu.