Karl “McCoy” Urban is in so much trouble! During a promotional press junket for the upcoming Dredd film, Urban was asked about how it was like to worth with Benedict Cumberbatch on the Star Trek 2 set.
And he apparently spilled the beans on the villain that Cumberbatch is playing.
Are you ready to know? We’ve whited out the pertinent name for spoilers sake. Here’s what Urban said:
“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”
The character that Urban named can be found very clearly on the list of five characters that screenwriter Roberto Orci said would explicitly not be in the sequel. (Highlight to see who those five characters are: Janice Rand, anything Borg-related, Charlie X, Gary Mitchell, Ruk.)
Then again, this character has already appeared in the IDW spin-off comics, which were outlined by Orci and Kurzman and which supposedly take place between the two movies. (You can find our recaps of the comics here.)
We have to say that the character that Urban named, if true, makes far more sense as a villain than Khan does, especially in regards to giving Kirk and Spock conflicts specific to their characters. We really hope Urban spilled the beans on this one, because it’s got us even more excited for Star Trek 2.
What do you think?
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