Damon Lindelof admits that one decision made during the filming of Star Trek into Darkness may have been a mistake.
In an interview about The Leftovers, Lindelof spoke about learning when to be mysterious and when that works against one.
“That’s the thing that I’m trying to learn, because it’s completely and totally situational,” he said. “When we did Star Trek Into Darkness for example, we decided that we weren’t going to tell people that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan. And that was a mistake, because the audience was like, ‘We know he’s playing Khan.’ That was why it was a mistake. But J.J. [Abrams] is telling us nothing about the new Star Wars movie and we love it. I’ve not come across a single person who’s like, ‘I wish I knew a little bit more.’ We are like, ‘Thank God he’s protecting us from all the things that will be revealed in the movie theater.'”