Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
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.
It would be no different then skipping over most of Countdown to get to ST09
. But I'm no longer convinced it's Mitchell anyway. I was briefly after viewing the trailer. But he would have died
(phasered to death by Kirk in that wasteland valley after Spock comes along and neckpinches him) with only his godlike powers to possibly
bring him back -powers he does not appear to manifest in the trailer. And if the comics are not canon, this one would have been on its way to publishing at the very time that they indicated they were.
I'm no longer convinced it's either of them, him or Khan. I think we've all been had.