There’s been a lot of speculation as to who the villain would be in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot sequel. It was rumored to be Khan, arguably the best villain from the Trek universe, but when Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the lead villain speculation began anew.
Digital Spy is reporting Karl Urban (McCoy) has let slip who Cumberbatch will be playing.
Urban on Cumberbatch::
“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”
So, Cumberbatch is playing Gary Mitchell. I have no idea who he is, but fortunately Digital Spy does.
In the Original Series Mitchell is a classmate of Captain Kirk’s from his days at Starfleet Academy. The two were buddies until “an encounter with a galactic barrier transformed him into a cruel, ruthless and supremely powerful villain.”
Will Abrams keep to Mitchell’s origin the same? This is an alternate Trek universe, so anything can happen, but I imagine he’ll stick fairly close to it.
Star Trek 2 hits theatres May 17th, 2013.
SOURCE: Digital Spy