While we still wait confirmation of JJ Abrams Star Trek 2 villain, it just might be possible that Karl Urban may have let the cat out of the bag. Back in May we shared a picture with you (below) which revealed Spock (Zachary Quinto) beating the crap out of Benedict Cumberbatch’ s still un-named villain. The image clearly showed Cumberbatch to be playing a human villain, and he appears to be wearing a Star Fleet logo on his top. Clearly he is the villain, but is it possible he might be playing a member of Star Fleet eho has turned evil?
Well, at a recent press release for his new film Dredd, Karl Urban (who plays Bones) mentioned a little something to do with the sequel which has now completed filming. His words were as follows:
“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”
Urban was talking about Cumberbatch, and if this is true, then it appears that the big villain for the film will indeed be Gary Mitchell. Mitchell’s is a character from the original Star Trek series, and after encountering the ‘galactic barrier’ he turned into a powerful and vengeful villain. However, before turning bad, he was a member of Star Fleet and an acquaintance of Kirk. The image suggests the same, and it could well be that Gary Mitchell is the villain.
However, writer Roberto Orci was stated that Mitchell absolutely will not be appearing in the film. Orci has also claimed that a number of other names won’t be appearing, such as Charlie X, Ruk and The Borg. There could be some truth to this, then again it could just be everyone involved in the film continuing to mess with our heads and lead us off to believe one story, and then tell us another one. Either way, this is merely speculation, and we are still no closer to finding out the truth.
By Matt Wavish