Originally Posted by DNA-1842
Gary Mitchell has already been disproven in theory. By the Orci approved comics.
They "say" the comics are canon. But then, remember Orci is part of Team JJ. Lying is a way of life.
If you go by what's said in the Paramount synopsis, the wording fits Mitchell far better than Khan. Especially the inference that the villain is part of Starfleet. Khan was not Starfleet, so that line alone should negate the Khan theory.
One of the other possible choices? Garth of Izar, anyone? Orci has said the villain was someone from early in TOS, but then again, as mentioned, he's Team JJ...