Previously, we thought a slip-up from Karl Urban was finally evidence that we could stop bally-hooing about wondering what villain Benedict Cumberbatch is going to play in the hotly-anticipated Star Trek sequel, which, as a side note, may not even have Star Trek in the title, a la The Dark Knight. Now, Roberto Orci, one of the film’s writers, has gone on to say that Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing Gary Mitchell as previously stated and that they will attempt to keep the character’s identity a secret until the film releases next year (though he did say that the character is an established part of previous Star Trek canon).
You know what? I’m done with this. If J.J. Abrams and company think it’s somehow better to keep the guy’s identity a secret, more power to them. I’m not going to write about this anymore. Frankly, I think it’s ludicrous that it’s shrouded in so much secrecy, and I’ve said so before. Knowing who Cumberbatch is playing won’t ruin anyone’s enjoyment of the movie going into it. Short of his character suddenly being a sentient collection of Tribbles congealed into the form of man, it’s not going to be some shocking revelation who he’s playing once the movie gets going.[Via /Film]