I'm reading the article and I find this interesting.
' “All I can say is that when I did that radio interview I had just been doing 22 hours of press. I had just got off a flight from New Zealand…,” said Orci.'
That blows his list of characters that are not going to be in the movie.
Look at the next line.
, but are you sticking with your original comment and it isn’t Gary Mitchell. "
The "callback" is Orci parodying a comment Karl Urban made just a few days before when he was asked to follow up with his comment that Cumberbatch plays Mitchell.
"All I can say is that I did that interview after a 22-hour flight from New Zealand. I literally hopped off the plane into the interview."
Orci then followed up with TM's question and said (verbatim) "I would say that I never lie."
Captain Dago wrote:
Reading both Urban and Orci's statements makes it pretty clear that Cumberbatch is Mitchell
Orci called into a radio show a few weeks ago and explicitly stated that Gary Mitchell is not in the movie.
No reason to go further, it's right there.