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Since Star Trek Into Darkness went into production people have been asking one main question: who the hell is the villain being played by Benedict Cumberbatch? Fans has theorized that he could be playing Khan, Gary Mitchell, or about 1,000 other characters from the Star Trek universe, but Cumberbatch isn't the only mysterious presence in the movie. Alice Eve, who has actually been attached to the project for longer than Cumberbatch, has remained a question mark for over a year now, with J.J. Abrams and his crew keeping her identity a tightly guarded secret - but now the cat is out of the bag.
Earlier today I was given the extremely cool opportunity to tour Bad Robot Productions headquarters with a group of journalists, and while conducting interviews with various members of the production team it was revealed that Eve will be playing the role of Carol Marcus, an established character in the Trek universe and one that could potentially hint at the larger story at play in the new movie. Let's slip into spoiler mode, shall we?
WARNING: What lies below could possibly contain spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness.
Still here? Good! The reason why Carol Marcus' presence could be an indication of something bigger is the fact that she is best known for her part in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In the original timeline, Marcus is credited with the creation of the Genesis Device - a tool that could be used to terraform uninhabitable planets and make them suitable for human life - and for giving birth to James T. Kirk's son, David Marcus. Could this be yet another indication that Cumberbatch is actually Khan, despite the fact that he was named John Harrison earlier today? The speculation continues...
But Alice Eve's character identity wasn't the only thing that I learned about Star Trek Into Darkness today. Stay tuned later this week for my full report about by Bad Robot trip and in the meantime you can find more about the movie in our Blend Film Database.