Originally Posted by starbase63
There's been some thought given in some circles about Charlie Evans being the possible villain, but outside of the fact Cumberbatch looks a bit old for Charlie, there's the part in the synopsis that indicates the villain was part of Starfleet (or at least the Federation)...
I'd make Charlie a low-on-the-totem-pole guess, but not outside the realm of possibility in the JJverse.
Charlie does not have to be a boy in this version. Maybe he's been a tool of section 31 having been discovered by the Antares and never met Kirk. Section 31 could have been using his talents for a number of years. Now Charlie's had enough and taking matters into his own hands.