Originally Posted by samwiseb
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.
It would be very different than Countdown. There is nothing in Countdown you need to enjoy the movie. There is nothing essential there, by design. But to do a Mitchell story, you would need to show why he is what he is. It's an essential part of the story. It's not comparable to Countdown, which was completely disposable, at all.
As you may remember, I don't even consider Countdown to be canon.