Fans have been speculating as to the identity of the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek into Darkness, and a recent Entertainment Weekly photo description will surely start tongues wagging again.
The magazine recently posted several set photos as well as two magazine covers featuring Chris Pine, Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto, and the original cover description for one gave the name of the villain.
“VOYAGE INTO THE NEW STAR TREK KIRK & KHAN,” said the caption for the cover featuring Pine and Cumberbatch.
The description was quickly removed, but not before eagle-eyed fans saw it (and saved it) and then the speculation began yet again.
The description may well be a mistake, possibly the result of looking up Cumberbatch on IMDB which has the actor playing Khan, but many fans are wondering if “John Harrison” will be revealed to be Khan, and so this caption will just pour gasoline on those speculative fires. Of course, given that it’s an alternate Trek world, perhaps Harrison is the leader of the genetic supermen, not Khan.
Fans will know for sure in May when Star Trek into Darkness debuts.