[Movies] Benedict Cumberbatch Comments On Khan Twist For Star Trek Into Darkness Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.04.2013
Was it good to keep it secret?
In an interview with IGN, Benedict Cumberbatch commented on if keeping Khan a secret for Star Trek Into Darkness was a mistake or not. The character was originally introduced as John Harrison and later revealed to be Khan.
Abrams said in an interview yesterday that he regretted the decision and wished he had been honest from the beginning.
Cumberbatch said: "What a dickhead. The amount of times we had to lie for him… the amount of times I had to talk about it not being my character! No, I love him but I don't know if it was a bad or a good thing… the intention was to have a reveal in the audience that was going to be thrilling. That worked to an extent. Not everybody knew what they were in for when they went into the theatre - for those people it was a good thing. There was a verbal and physical reaction to it, so it kind of works."