Later we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast to fulfill the role as the Enterprise crew's next challenge. There were leaks of still photos, rumors, and much speculation. Now the Name of the character being portrayed by Cumberbatch has been revealed. And the winner is...
|Spock, Harrison,and Kirk in what I presume is the brig of the Enterprise.|
Much of what I read and listened to speculated that JJ would bring back Kahn in the new Universe for a third go-around with Kirk. Nope. It's not Kahn.
Than I heard that the film would be a remake of the original series episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" featuring Cumberbatch as Gary Mitchell, Kirk's good friend who later became a threat to the Enterprise forcing Kirk to kill him.
|Gary Mitchell from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"|
Well, with the introduction of this new nemesis, the speculation is flying high again. Everyone is clamoring for information and spoilers.
A few days ago, I saw this picture:
Speculation has begun flying about who this person is. Is it Elizabeth Dehner? Is it Carol Marcus?
|Dr. Elizabeth Dehner|
|Dr. Carol Marcus|
I'm betting that it is neither. JJ and his writers evidently love to play mind games with the Trek community. Frankly, I love it. While I cannot help but wonder, I am betting that the new face is neither one, but someone new.
One thing I have come to believe about JJ Abrams and Bad Robot is that just when you think you have things all figured out, you get a curve thrown at you. It makes it fun and interesting. The only thing that one can predict when it comes to JJ is his unpredictability.
We'll all find out what is going on in May when the new film is released.
Well, there it is...