Paramount is starting to release information on Star Trek Into Darkness ahead of the premiere of nine minutes of footage that will be shown before The Hobbit. (We already got the poster and a teaser.) The biggest question on the mind of most fans is who exactly is Benedict Cumberbatch? The most popular choices are Gary Mitchell and Khan. According the newest image from Paramount though, he’s neither.
Instead, Cumberbatch is someone named John Harrison. Allegedly. I’m skeptical because they’ve been so careful about keeping his identity secret that I assume they’re saving it for a big reveal. Otherwise, what’s the point? It would be very anti-climatic to release his name through a caption on a movie still. From what I’ve read, he’s not named in the pre-Hobbit footage either. Even if I’m wrong and Paramount is telling the truth, what a lame way to announce it.