Star Trek 2 villain revealed

Benedict Cumberbatch will not be playing Khan...



Karl Urban appears to have accidentally revealed Star Trek 2's best-kept secret - the identity of its villain. And no, it's not Khaaaaaaaan!

Speaking to our sister mag SFX, Urban was meant to be promoting Dredd.

But when talk turned to Trek 2, Urban revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Gary Mitchell, who, despite sounding like a pub owner in Eastenders, is a key villain in Trek history.

“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.” Urban said.

An old Starfleet Academy mate of Captain Kirk, Mitchell turns foe after he's turned into a psychic God following an encounter with a bit of cosmic radiation. Which is precisely why we never go to school reunions. 

We're not sure if Urban was supposed to be talking about it, but we're glad he has. If only because it's given us an excuse to bellow Khaaaaaan! in the office one more time. 

For more on this exclusive news, head over to our sister mag SFX.  

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    • MrPeaut23

      Jul 9th 2012, 15:08

      thats who I always thought he was playing!

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    • alexr

      Jul 9th 2012, 15:20

      To be fair, I think the general consensus has always been Mitchell. I don't know anyone who thought the villain would be Khan after Benicio Del Toro didn't sign on. Still, there may be hope for the future. I would like to see a new take on Khan, even if it was a retelling of the original Space Seed story with differences, and leaving Khan marooned to set him up for a sequel later in the series... "Star Trek: The Best Unaugmented Male Chest in Space" and "Star Trek: The Dish Best Served Cold According to an Old Klingon Proverb" perhaps?

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    • danburden1138

      Jul 9th 2012, 15:32

      Well considering the whole Gary Mitchell/Where No Man Has Gone Before storyline was done in the new (Official/canon) prequel comics, I say this isn't so and it's just Urban messing with us.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 9th 2012, 15:41


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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 9th 2012, 17:49

      So he'll be named Khan't then? (I'll get me coat)

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    • ilikescifi

      Jul 10th 2012, 3:46

      Hadouken76 lol

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Jul 10th 2012, 7:53

      I hope he was told to release this info, otherwise JJ is going to murderise Karl. Nice going SFX - you just ordered a hit on Dredd!!

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    • brianmonson

      Oct 16th 2012, 1:20

      Why is this website gay?

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