Star Trek Into Darkness actor Benedict Cumberbatch recently shared his thoughts about the secrecy surrounding director J.J. Abrams’ sequel to Star Trek.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Benedict Cumberbatch spoke candidly about the famous Star Trek franchise, the passion of Trekkies, and the difficulty in maintaining the secrecy surrounding his character, John Harrison, in Star Trek Into Darkness.
“Believe me, I’d rather talk about the role and the fantastic story and all the things J.J. has come up with,” Cumberbatch admitted to EW. “And then everyone would be as excited about the film as I am. But then of course I think I would be on a phone call coming from J.J.’s office …”
What Trekkies really want to know is the real identity of Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness since fans have been speculating for months that John Harrison is the famous villain, Khan, originally played by Ricardo Montalban.
Although Cumberbatch has denied rumors that he’s Khan in the Star Trek sequel, maintaining a strict code of secrecy around the movie hasn’t been easy for the British actor.
“Mystique is rare now, isn’t it? There aren’t that many enigmas in this modern world,” Cumberbatch added about keeping things under wraps. “[...] we live in the modern world, which is a place of oversaturation and now people, especially Trekkies, want to know everything before they witness it themselves. It’s strange to me. I think of it as a kid having a box of chocolates and not knowing what’s good for them. They eat three and they keep eating as they get sick … and the candy is gone.”
Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17, 2013. Check out the full interview with Benedict Cumberbatch at EW.com.
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