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Old December 12 2012, 12:25 AM   #16
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Re: What if Cumberbatch is not the "Villain"?

Vektor wrote: View Post
I wasn't suggesting that Harrison isn't a villain. I have no doubt that he is up to some very bad things and will be the prime mover in this film, but there could be an even bigger villain not yet revealed, especially if Harrison truly is a completely original character and not somebody like Khan or Mitchell masquerading under an alias.
Some recent interview excerpts may provide hints:
Cumberbatch: (on his character) "He is very ruthless…He is not a clearly good or evil character. He is a villain but the actions he takes has intent and reason." (
Cumberbatch: "He is a complicated character not to be judged by white-or-black, or good-or-evil. But this is the appeal of J.J.’s works and I felt challenge as an actor." (
Abrams: (on Cumberbatch’s character) "The character is a villain and scary, but I was looking for an actor with humanity who audiences can sympathies with. When I saw Benedict in Sherlock, I wanted to convince him whatever it took. I expected a lot from him, but Benedict responded by acting beyond my expectations." (to which Cumberbatch responded "This may be better than Sherlock. (laughs)" ( ?)

(Quoting from TrekMovie article here)
Cumberbatch's character takes actions which are villainous. It seems clear that he is a villain, but "complicated" - could be room for another baddie (or at least someone who's less than good.)
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