Captain’s Log: Update- Benedict Cumberbatch is not Khan…

So, anytime I mention the name, Benedict Cumberbatch, people say, “Daaaaamn!”  It’s such an impressive name.  You better be good at whatever you do with a name like that.  The word on the street is that he’s just that, so I’m looking forward to seeing him in this film.

Anyways, he debunked the rumor that he is going to play Khan in the May 17, 2013 film Star Trek Into the Darkness.  I’m fine with that; I honestly don’t think anyone could deliver as iconic a performance as Ricardo Montalban did in the original.  Cumberbatch will play a character named John Harrison, no backstory on the character yet.

Update:  There’s the scene in which Spock makes the vulcan salute to someone on the other side of a glass.  This is an obvious sendup to Wrath of Khan, but I actually think that it is the villain on the other side of the glass.  Whether Spock and the villain develop some sort of friendship during the movie or had some sort of prior relationship, I don’t know yet.  We’ll see.

Photo Credit: NY Daily News.

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