Originally Posted by samwiseb
I think that's still up to the Orci/Kurtzman Supreme Court. Last they said on the matter, they were deliberately dropping hints of the new movie into those comics.
And I'm sure that they are, but that's not the point. The point is, the movie will have to make sense on it's own merits to a general movie audience that don't know or care that those comics exist. So, you can't really tell the Mitchell story without showing Enterprise in the galactic barrier and all of that.
Yet it sounds like in the movie Enterprise is off doing their thing, and gets called home because of an emergency.
And if Mitchell didn't go through the barrier, he's just a nice guy who might have some ESP. Not a villain.