07-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Okay, so let's do this.
The story will focus on a classic character "that will make fans of TOS excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named."
Based on what was said (and the blog linked from this thread doesn't even name which writer said it), [he] wasn't even necessarily talking about the villain when he said the movie focuses on this person.
Meanwhile, looks like Cumberbatchersnatch (sorry, I'm probably not being as funny as I think; I couldn't pronounce his name anyway) is in fact the villain -- according to Pine he helps Kirk 'grow'.
Now here's the more recent list of people who are NOT in the film:
Janice Rand (yeah, Cumberbatch wouldn't be playing her)
Ruk The Android
The Borg (glad we're still not officially cross-pollinating Berman- and Abrams-Trek)
So... looks like neither of the lists given were villain/Cumberbatch exclusive. That means we can eliminate.
Hmm... is Gary Mitchell the only name that cancels out? I believe it is.
Either Karl Urban is a fan, or really good at keeping track of what's been said... or better people on the Supreme Court put him up to it. Either way, I think he's definitely having us on. I also don't think it's coincidental that the supposedly-canon comic would compound confusion.
Well this was fun.