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Thursday, 13 December 2012
'Star Trek Into Darkness' — A Look At the Mysterious Villain
Over the past few weeks, Director J.J. Abrams has been leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for fans across the world to follow. So far, we are able to piece together an awesome picture of what this new Trek installation will contain. Here is what we know so far, and what we hope we will see during the Star Trek Into Darkness
This is coming just a scant few days after the first teaser trailer popped up on the internet.
With 2009's Star Trek, director Abrams did the impossible. He took an aging franchise that had been put on the backburner, recast a seemingly irreplaceable cast and turned it into a hit with the perfect mix of action and heart.
If the amount of mystery surrounding this film is any indication, we're going to be getting one hell of a movie.
Screen Rant has said that the film opens up with a brief sequence that may seem rather detached at first, but helps to introduce characters that will later prove vital to the film. Later on fans will be introduced to a more experienced crew of the USS Enterprise, answering the question for some fans that would wonder if the film would jump ahead several years like The Wrath of Khan, or if it would pick right up where the last one left off, like The Search For Spock.
There will also be several short scenes that will tie into the main plot of Star Trek Into Darkness, however it appears that they were intentionally left vague. This is not exactly a surprise considering how deceptive and secretive Abrams and the cast members have been. The main plot points and names of some of the characters have been more protected than some U.S. military secrets.
There will also be an appearance by the films main villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, although it apparently does not give much of an indication as to what his character is about. Way to keep us on the edge of our seats, J.J.!
Aside from that, we get to see a cohesive crew helming the crew of the Enterprise that has come to admire and respect one another.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s character has been under much tighter scrutiny. First people believed him to be a new take on Khan, who many would argue to be the most infamous villain in the Trek universe. Then people l believed that he could be a new take on Gary Mitchell, another villain from the original series. Now we know that Cumberbatch will be playing John Harrison.
Co-writer/producer Roberto Orci initially got those rumors going by saying that the films villain would be a character from the original series. What none of us ever expected was that it would be someone who was a very small part of the original series.