Temis the Vorta wrote:
If Cumberbatch is playing the role, then it makes more sense for him to be playing that character than Khan. Also, Mitchell requires nothing much in the way of backstory for the uninitiated, unlike Khan, who worked in Trek 2 (the real Trek 2!) because his backstory had already been established.
It took five minutes to lay out the character in The Wrath of Khan
. Everything you needed to know was presented on what was left of the Botany Bay.
I'm positive the uninitiated had little trouble following TWOK.
So Khan, Mitchell or a new guy, they're still going to spend five to ten minutes on character exposition and motivations.