Spoiler ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Spoiler
Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 7 Feb 2013 Comments: 0
Pretty much everyone, everywhere involved in the Star Trek Into Darkness production has denied that Benedict Cumberbatch will be Khan in J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel. But it looks like Entertainment Weekly has given the big reveal away. The weekly magazine just released a bunch of new photos and a big spoiler. Whether it was on purpose or not has yet to be determined.
The story in EW’s “Back Issue Store” carries the headline “Voyage Into The New Star Trek Kirk And Khan”. Kirk and who? That’s right with one sentence EW ruined it for us all.
Cumberbatch has been listed as playing the villain, John Harrison but many of us die hard Trekkie’s, Trekkers have been suspicious from the get go.
Khan Noonien Singh was Kirk’s ultimate nemesis in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The two also had a major run in on Star Trek The Original Series. But being that Abrams completely jacked the Star Trek timeline in his first film there’s no telling what havock Khan will cause in Star Trek Into Darkness. But it probably wont involce Kirk’s son since this captain is considerably younger in the new series and probably would not have an adult son yet. (Or maybe ew got it wrong)
Here’s Khan’s biography according to Startrek.com
One of history’s most notorious dictators, Khan Noonien Singh was a genetically-bred “superman” of Earth’s India in the late 20th century. Khan died in the 23rd century amid another “experiment” gone wrong. Rising to power among others of his kind, his ambition helped further the Eugenics Wars, which involved much of Earth’s Third World. Finally facing defeat, he and dozens of followers escaped in the S.S. Botany Bay, a DY-100 vessel modified as a sleeper ship.
The Botany Bay drifted through intersteller space for over two centuries, until 2267, when it was discovered by the U.S.S. Enterprise. With his fellow survivors, Khan attempted to seize that starship but failed, and he and his people were sentenced by Captain James T. Kirk to tame the wild M-Class world of Ceti Alpha V. Among those exiled was Lt. Marla McGivers, an Enterprise historian who fell in love with Khan and initially assisted him. Ultimately, she refused to betray Kirk and her shipmates during the tyrant’s abortive takeover.
On Ceti Alpha V, the band of refugees thought their dream of conquering an entire planet would come true, but six months after being left there, the star system’s sixth planet exploded, and the shockwave wreaked havoc on Ceti Alpha V’s ecosystem, making it a desert wasteland.
In 2285, the embittered Khan commandeered the U.S.S. Reliant and hijacked the top-secret Genesis Device in a plan to exact vengeance against James T. Kirk. Khan failed to defeat his old foe, and died when he detonated the matter-reorganizing, terraforming device, thus annihilating the Reliant and Khan along with it.