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[Movies] J.J. Abrams Addresses the Controversy Surrounding Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.29.2014



IGN recently spoke with director J.J. Abrams at the TCA and asked about the controversy on the mystery behind Khan being the villain of Star Trek Into Darkness. Below are some highlights.

Abrams on if he's less inclined to maintain the idea of a mystery box going forward: "I don't try to maintain the mystery box. But I do think it's a mistake to ruin stories for audiences. In that one [Star Trek], fans of the series are aware that he's either Khan or not, so it was probably a mistake not to just say he was Khan and get past it. But the problem in the movie is that there's an hour in the film that the characters don't know, so I thought, 'If the audience was told will it ruin the experience?' But the truth is it probably wouldn't have made much of a difference in that regard."

Abrams responding to Benedict Cumberbatch's video where he joked that Abrams was a "d***head" for him making lie about John Harrison being Khan for all those months: "I do agree with him that you want to preserve the storytelling experience for an audience. You don't want to give away twists, and we designed it as a twist. Alex [Kurtzman, Orci's writing and producing partner] and I, though, like to be very transparent about the process and things that are going on. I shouldn't even say... It was a mistake. I think it's easy to Monday morning quarterback. Like I said, we can't blame anybody or him for wanting to maintain or preserve the integrity of the story for an audience. It's funny that Cumberbatch said that. [Laughs] I will point out that online I never lied about it. I think I was the who said, 'Yes, it's that kind of character,' and, 'No, it's not that one.' When Bones [Karl Urban] went out and misled everyone... [Laughs]. That's the one rule I have with the audience; I'll misdirect, and I'm happy to pull some tricks, but I don't lie to the audience."





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