Star Trek Into Darkness Poster Stars Benedict Cumberbatch

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Many people still believe Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, even though he's listed as "John Harrison."

But really though? John Harrison? Could you have come up with a more generic name to hide the fact that Cumberbatch will be playing Khan?

"Benedict Cumberbatch as...Joe Sixpax." "Benedict Cumberbatch as....Villain McMeanguy." We still think he's going to end up being Khan.

Check out Khan...I this new Star Trek Into Darkness poster:

Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Cumberbatch Poster

Cumberbatch joins Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, and Bruce Greenwood in the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek franchise reboot.

Into Darkness heads into theaters May 17.


Why would an actor as well respected as Benedict Cumberbatch want to play an iconic character done so memorably by someone else 40 years ago? The whole notion is absurd, and there are other bad guys in the universe. People might think Trek fans have NO IMAGINATION!

Andrew machiano

I say it's both. His name probably is John Harrison and when he goes rouge he will use the name Khan as a nom de guerre.