Re: Speculation: Must the villain be Gary Mitchell, or... ?
I'm be disappointed if they go with Gary Mitchell as the villain. I don't want to see Kirk go up against yet another God like villian. We had more than enough of that in TOS.
And those episodes were nearly fifty years ago and this version of Kirk has went up against zero God-like villains.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.