Star Trek 2 Villain Probably Not Revealed

I smell bullshit on this, but we'll go with it for now.

Karl Urban, who is playing Dr. McCoy in Star Trek 2, as stated that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Kirk's long time friend, and eventual demi-god killed by a pile of falling rocks, Gary Mitchell in the sequel.

Three pieces of evidence against this: first, last week the writers provided a terribly unhelpful list of five characters not appearing in Star Trek 2. Gary Mitchell was on that list. Second, the writers have said several times that the movie would not retell any classic stories from the series or the films, and Gary Mitchell only appeared in one episode, so his inclusion would pretty much be a retelling of that story. Third, the writers have said that the comics being published from IDW, which are set between the two films, and are retellings of classic episodes, contain hints to the plot of the sequel, but won't be directly referred to. And considering that the first arc they did for the comics was the Gary Mitchell story, I call bullshit. I think someone is playing a game of misdirection. Or, Karl Urban, who is a known geek and the sort of guy who would know who Gary Mitchell is, and would know that only certain people would recognize the name, is having a bit of fun.

I'm betting on the latter.

Via Topless Robot.
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