Star Trek Into Darkness is just a few months away, but people still can’t seem to be able to just wait and see what the movie has in store. Instead, they constantly hunt down clues and spoilers in an effort to crack all the mystery before they see the film. One of the biggest mysteries is, naturally, the question of who Benedict Cumberbatch is actually playing. The most popular rumor is Khan, but it’s still not a positive. One of the new flick’s writers, Damon Lindelof, had a few things to say in a recent interview regarding his own opinion of spoilers.
He had this to say about the mystery they’ve tried to maintain with the new film:
The audience needs to have the same experience that the crew is having. You’re Kirk, you’re Spock, you’re McCoy, so if they don’t know who the bad guy is going to be in the movie, then you shouldn’t know. It’s not just keeping the secret for secrecy’s sake. It’s not giving the audience information that the characters don’t have.
And this to say about how he generally feels about spoilers:
I’m working on a bunch of different projects, and I even have to keep secrets about one project from the people I’m working with on the other project. They’ll say, ‘So, seriously, who’s Benedict playing?’ I’ll say, ‘Do you really want to know?’ Then they go, ‘No, no, no, I don’t.’ They know that if I said it to them they would have a five-second rush of exhilaration followed by four months of being completely and totally bummed out that they can’t tell anybody else and that when it gets revealed in the movie, it will have been spoiled for them. That’s why they’re called ‘spoilers,’ they’re not called ‘awesomes.’
So there you have it. We can all just wait until the release and figure out what’s going on the way God intended – by watching the damn thing.
Check out Star Trek Into Darkness come May 17th.
Thanks to Screenrant for the heads-up.