From the get go we’ve all been speculating Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, so when his character was introduced as John Harrison of course we figured it was a ruse. And this latest rumor dug up by Shockya.com may just confirm that. It’s all speculation and spoilers below, so don’t continue if you don’t want to hear any more. And if you do continue below, take what you read with a grain of salt.
John Harrison isn’t just a name given to Cumberbatch’s character for promotional use, he’s actually referred as such throughout Into Darkness, but a “trusted source” has told Shockya,
during a key scene where Harrison is held prisoner on the Enterprise, he does reveal to Kirk and crew that his true identity is Khan. In addition, the film takes another cue from Wrath Of Khan and alludes to the famous reactor scene, but puts a reverse spin on it.
Cumberbatch as Khan has become one of the worst kept secrets of the industry. Earlier, before Cumberbatch was cast, it was widely accepted Khan would feature in the Star Trek sequel, and it’s only recently anyone involved has denied his true identity.
So what say you bastards? Is Cumberbatch really Khan? Why are they even bothering to cover it up?
Source: Trek Movie