Karl Urban, who plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, may have slipped the secret Trek oath on who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. While he was discussing in his upcoming Dredd, SFX had asked what it was like having the Sherlock actor on set, Urban said:
“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”
The fact that he just came out in such blunt manner, means he may well be just tossing something huge that the entire cast and crew had been keeping secret for a long time or just a misdirection.
Now for the non Trek fans, Gary Mitchell appeared in the original series episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, and was an old friend of Jim Kirk‘s until an encounter with a galactic barrier transformed him into a ruthless and extremely powerful villain. It looks like the rumor that had been going around about Cumberbatch playing Khan has been shot down. Gary Mitchell…. Does that sound about right to you?