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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013): Benedict Cumberbatch Is Not Gary Mitchell?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3612:]]Correction: Gary Mitchell was killed in the Star Trek ongoing comic, not the movie prequel which debuts in January. The Star Trek ongoing is still said to be canon for the J.J. Abrams universe. The article has been updated to reflect the changes.

 

If you have been following all the Star Trek Into Darkness news you know that Abrams runs a tight ship. He erected barriers to keep out the paparazzi, released a three second “clip” of Spock, and only recently revealed the synopsis, which basically told us a whole lot of nothing.

However, there happens to be a Star Trek ongoing comic book that is set within Abrams’ same universe. It’s from IDW Publishing.

And it’s canon, too.

Well, in one of the issues, Gary Mitchell dies.

GiantFreaknRobot has it from one of their readers that Mitchell takes a phaser blast in an issue and is given a space-burial, similar to Spock’s from Star Trek III. So Gary Mitchell could be out of the picture.

However, there’s still another possibility, Benedict Cumberbatch is not Mitchell, but someone else.

But if he ends up being Mitchell, the IDW issues might be worth picking up.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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Synopsis:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis Reveals Benedict Cumberbatch As Garth of Izar?!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4316:]]J.J. Abrams is having us play guessing games when it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch’s character of the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.

First it was said that Khan was the villain of the movie and then it was “leaked” that Cumberbatch will be playing the all-powerful Gary Mitchell.

Now with the new synopsis (below) revealed by Paramount, it could be any of the above two — or possibly a third?

How about the mad Star Fleet Captain, Garth of Izar?

In the third season episode of the original Star Trek television series, “Whom Gods Destroy,” the Enterprise was given a mission to take medicines to a planet where the Federation housed their criminally insane. One of the inmates happens to be a hero of Kirk’s — and one that has the power of shapeshifting!

Interestingly enough, Chris Pine recently mentioned a transformation that Benedict Cumberbatch undergoes, and didn’t Zachary Quinto say something about not wanting to play these types of characters again?

Currently, Quinto is playing a serial killer in American Horror Story: Asylum. “Asylum” being the key word. It could be that Cumberbatch’s characters shapeshifts into Spock (in the original it was Kirk), which would fit the bill about what Quinto said in regards to Spock  – that he stated was taken out of context – about not wanting to play these types of characters again, as he played one in Heroes as well.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4317:]]We also know from set images that Benedict Cumberbatch wears a Star Fleet uniform and the synopsis does seem to suggest Garth of Izar more than Gary Mitchell.

We probably don’t have long to wait to find out as J.J. Abrams is premiering the first Star Trek Into Darkness footage on December 14th with the IMAX debut of The Hobbit.

Update: The Star Trek movie IDW comic books may further support this.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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Synopsis:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013): Official Synopsis Reveals One Man Weapon Of Mass Destruction

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With only a couple weeks to the debut of the Star Trek Into Darkness footage, Paramount has revealed the official plot synopsis.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

While the synopsis still doesn’t reveal the name of the villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, there are a couple interesting clues, namely with “one man weapon of mass destruction.”

This could be a reference to Gary Mitchell, who in the original Star Trek series was all-powerful and had to be taken out before he destroyed everything. J.J. Abrams could be giving us an updated take on the character — or a new character all together?

Regardless, we don’t have long to wait as the new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer is attached to run with The Hobbit on December 14th.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Chris Pine Reveals Benedict Cumberbatch’s Gary Mitchell Transformation Scene?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4109:]]While it has been announced that Star Trek Into Darkness footage will premiere with both the IMAX and regular showings of The Hobbit, we still don’t have much of a clue as to what the movie is really about.

Paramount and J.J. Abrams only released the actual Star Trek title a few weeks ago — and that’s all we really know.

We also know that Benedict Cumberbatch is the Star Trek 2 villain, thanks to Abrams who recently let out that tidbit, and the two best guesses as to Cumberbatch’s identity are either Khan or Gary Mitchell, with the latter being the most recent favorite.

Gary Mitchell is the friend of Captain Kirk and a Lt. Commander on board the Enterprise serving as a helmsman. In the original Star Trek television episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” Mitchell becomes an all-powerful being when he comes in to contact with strange energies from the Galactic Barrier, an energy field composed of negative energy.

Now, in a rather interesting interview, Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, offers details about a scene with Benedict Cumberbatch that he describes as featuring “heavy science-fiction” and is a “really hard, hard scene.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4107:]]Could Chris Pine be describing Benedict Cumberbatch’s transformation into the all-powerful Gary Mitchell?

“There’s one scene in it that’s like, you know… in all kinds of heavy science fiction there’s got to be the exposition scene where it’s like, what the hell’s going on?” Pine offers to RadioTimes.com. “It’s a really, really, really hard scene. Not for me, for Benedict – and watching him handle that and to make something that I think, on paper, could have been a death trap for an actor and to see how he [deals with it]…”

Pine continues with mention of just how great an actor Benedict Cumberbatch is, specifically with mention of Cumberbatch’s body and voice. More clues to the transformation?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4106:]]“I think, also, I know that he did Frankenstein. I never got a chance to see it, but his sense of body and voice… he has great command of his instrument or whatever the hell you want to call it. He’s formidable as an actor and as a character in the story. He’s formidable. He’s a great actor,” he said.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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Star Trek 2 (2013): J.J. Abrams Finally Confirms Benedict Cumberbatch as Villain

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Believe it or not, even though Benedict Cumberbatch has been said to be the Star Trek Into Darkness villain by just about everybdody, director J.J. Abrams never officially recognized that.

Abrams, who ran a – pardon the pun – tight ship on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness is known for his secrecy. After the popparzzi snapped a few pics, Abrams erected barriers to keep them out, and we’ve heard numerous times from the cast that Abrams would set his phaser on kill if they leaked any information.

Now with Star Trek Into Darkness in post-production, in an interview with Yahoo (Via Trek Web), J.J. Abrams lets it be known, that yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is the villain.

J.J. Abrams is asked if Cumberbatch is the villian with Abrams responding in the affirmative: “Uh, huh.”

Just which villain?

That remains to be seen as it’s been rumored that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan, with the latest being that it’s Gary Mitchell.

Abrams also spoke about working with the cast and said that they are editing the movie.

“…comes out next May, and we’re just editing now. It is obvioiusly a little to early to be talking specifically about the movie, but we’re editing the film now. It has been a blast working with the same cast, and some new amazing actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, who is this British actor who is mind-blowing great, and we are putting the movie together now.”

Star Trek Into Darkness has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Takes Star Trek Quiz — And Fails Miserably!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1612:]]If you have been following all the Star Trek sequel news you would know that J.J. Abrams is running a tight and secret ship.

Well, maybe not that secret.

Anyway, Benedict Cumberbatch was recently in NYC and stopped by MTV to answer a few questions about Star Trek.

Obviously Cumberbatch couldn’t give much away, so MTV decided to give him a Trekkie quiz!

Which Benedict Cumberbatch  failed miserably.

And these were easy!

It’s all in good fun though, as we are sure Benedict Cumberbatch knows what a Klingon is. Right?!

The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain.

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The Hobbit (2012): Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Smaug and the Necromancer (Video)

Benedict Cumberbatch, currently filming as the villain in the new Star Trek, is also lending his talents to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

Cumberbatch is actually the voice of two characters in the movie, the dragon Smaug and the character of the Necromancer. Fellow Sherlock star, Martin Freeman, plays Bilbo Baggins as well.

MTV spoke with Cumberbatch at an Oscar-viewing party where he offered a few details on playing the characters.

“I was very lucky [to work] with Pete. As far as the experience, what an extraordinary one it was because at the time I was in my work; I was in isolation with him and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.”

“It’s a sort of wonderful ongoing process. I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun. It was like playing a game. It’s going to be an amazing film; it’s going to be a real treat. I watched ‘The Lord of the Rings’ again before I started working, and the way those films grow in depth of craft on every level are extraordinary. Their mark is for that.”

And regarding his friend, Martin Freeman, Cumberbatch has only good things to say.

“For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He’s going to be amazing, he’s going to be fantastic in this film.”

Here’s the video:

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Doctor Who: Star Trek’s Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored To Play the Master for 50th Anniversary

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH TAKES ON ZACHARY QUINTO’S SPOCK IN THESE STAR TREK SET IMAGES

Next year sees the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and with that it’s being reported that Benedict Cumberbatch just may be playing The Master.

Cumberbatch, who is currently filming as the bad guy in Star Trek, also stars as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC popular series of the same name (minus the Holmes). The actor is also no stranger to being associated with Who, as Cumberbatch previously turned down the role to play the Doctor after David Tennant departed.

Now, 2013 could see the Matt Smith Doctor taking on “Sherlock Holmes!”

This info (rumor?) comes via the UK’s Express, who states:

“It’s fitting that the Doctor comes face to face with his ultimate enemy, The Master, for the 50th anniversary and it’s felt Benedict is the perfect choice if schedules can work,” we’re told. “Fans will love the idea of the man who plays Sherlock Holmes taking on the Doctor’’.

Whovians will note that John Simm played the role of The Master, the renegade Timelord, versus Tennant’s Who.

And it should also be noted that Steven Moffat is the showrunner for both Doctor Who and Sherlock.

The Express states that it is “likely,” so hopefully we’ll get a confirmation or denial soon.

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Star Trek Sequel (2013): Benedict Cumberbatch: Less Is Better For The Fans

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The new Star Trek villain, Benedict Cumberbatch, in the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel briefly spoke on being cast for the role.

While Cumberbatch most likely can only be persuaded to give details by the larva of a Ceti Eel, he did offer up not only his excitement, but stated that the less they give fans the better it will be for them.

“It’s a great job to get, and I’m thrilled. I can tell you nothing. There’s a lawyer standing here saying that I can’t say anything. You are like kids who want to eat the entire box of chocolates. There should be some magic and enigma. If we can hold it back, you will have more to look forward to.”

“I’m hugely, hugely excited and I’m very, very flattered. I’m very, very excited… I’m just getting my head around the fact that it’s happened. If you’ll forgive me, I’ll pass on that. But, my headline is that I’m over the moon.”

Source: Belfast Telegraph

The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov and John Cho as Hikaru Sulu,.

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Star Trek Sequel (2013): Benedict Cumberbatch Cast As Villain

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Another Brit joins the cast of J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel, this time with Benedict Cumberbatch.

And according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Cumberbatch will be playing the villain – specifically the role Edgar Ramirez had auditioned for, which is of course the role Benito Del Toro was originally set to play.

Cumberbatch is known for Steven Moffat’s Sherlock Holmes series on the BBC. Fellow Moffat alumnus, Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith in Doctor Who), was just announced as a new Trekkie cast member as well. In addition, Cumberbatch is set to voice Smaug in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit as well as the character of the Necromancer.

The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D.