OK, J.J. Abrams. We’re giving you the polite “golf clap” at being able to maintain the mystery surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch’s identity in Star Trek Into Darkness. You’ve teased Trekkies with compelling trailers that skillfully hinted at Khan, but feel like calculated misdirections to cynical film journalists (like myself). But even Cumberbatch is starting to crack, revealing his mild frustration at not being able to talk openly about his juicy role and the impact he hopes to have on Abrams’ reboot Trek universe.
Calling it “achingly irritating,” Cumberbatch spoke to EW.com about the marketing approach of Abrams and Bad Robot of keeping fans in the dark about the character the Sherlock star will play.
And I agree with him wholeheartedly. In fact, I think the best thing Abrams and Star Trek can do is go into deep radio silence from now until May, when the sequel is set to open in theaters. Seriously, what else does Paramount have to say about Into Darkness to lure people into theaters. We’re coming. Don’t tell us anything more about the chocolate we’re going to find in the box. You’ve made it this far without spoiling the identity of the character. Don’t push your luck! Star Trek Into Darkness will be in theaters on May 17. So … do you think he’s Khan?
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