If Abrams could change something about Star Trek into Darkness, fans would have been a little less in the dark.
Speaking with MTV, Abrams claimed that keeping information back from the audience wasn’t his idea, but the studio’s.
“The truth is, I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is,'” said Abrams, referring to keeping Harrison’s true identity secret. “It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was.”
The studio didn’t want word to get out, because they wanted more people to come see the film, not just Trekkies. “The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans,” said Abrams. “If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting. so I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it.”
Abrams is currently working on the new Star Wars movie.