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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old July 10 2012, 12:24 AM   #31
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Re: Urban outs the villain. Maybe.

I don't see how the revelation or non-revelation of the main villain a year before the release will influence the box office of a film. They won't be able to keep it a secret anyway. Nobody, not even the pre-pre-pre-previewers will go into this film not knowing who the villain is.
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Old July 10 2012, 12:28 AM   #32
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I mean, does Benicio Del Toro strike anyone as the Gary Mitchell.
Actually, I would think that Benicio del Toro would make a pretty good Gary Mitchell. What do you think?



Better than someone who is supposed to be of Indian descent, in any case.
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Old July 10 2012, 12:30 AM   #33
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Yay.
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Old July 10 2012, 12:44 AM   #34
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Urban is joking.

Khan.
Indeed. This is a red herring.
Has everyone forgotten they were auditioning Hispanic actors before they settled on Benedict Cumberbatch - who comes across as a choice of casting against type.
But since when has Khan been Hispanic? He was a Sikh from northern India.
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Old July 10 2012, 12:46 AM   #35
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It's neither of them. The character on paper can be played by anyone in any form. Only during the casting process did they found out what they were actually looking for. That's why they considered Del Toro, and then Cucumberbiatch.
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Old July 10 2012, 12:48 AM   #36
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I mean, does Benicio Del Toro strike anyone as the Gary Mitchell.


I can see Del Toro as Mitchell more easily than I can see Cumberbund being Khan, but my gut tells me that Abrams & Co. have gone with the name recognition character, even Gary might make a more interesting character for the new story.

Just my .02 worth.
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Old July 10 2012, 01:17 AM   #37
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Comics are not canon...

Orci said himself the Countdown comics were not canon when we all thought they were.
While this is true, the current comic series set in the Abrams timeline is supervised by Bad Robot to make sure they don't do anything planned for the movies. It would be way too sloppy, even for Abrams and his Cohorts to allow Gary Mitchell to be in the very first issue if they were indeed going to use him in the movie.

Or perhaps Urban screwed up and Cumberbatch is actually playing Gary Seven?
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Old July 10 2012, 01:26 AM   #38
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Some people have said a key character makes a surprise return at the end of Star Trek Ongoing 10. If someone has read this comic, can you tell us who it is? See
http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/07/0...-star-trek-10/
http://trekweb.com/articles/2012/06/...Issue-10.shtml
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Old July 10 2012, 02:01 AM   #39
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^^I haven't read that comic, but according to a quick internet search

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Old July 10 2012, 02:18 AM   #40
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Thanks, Wormhole. I saw a mention of that character on one of the pages I googled but I thought it would be someone more dramatic than that (ie, a villain.)
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Old July 10 2012, 03:46 AM   #41
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Memory Beta has a full synopsis of the comic, and they don't mention anyone other than the character I mentioned.
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Old July 10 2012, 04:03 AM   #42
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Yes, I just had a look at it in a comic book store in my lunch hour. Yes, it is only the character you mention. I had assumed he would have been in the comic series throughout, hence I didn't initially register him as being the "surprise return."
Thanks again, Wormhole.
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Old July 10 2012, 06:00 AM   #43
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Old July 10 2012, 08:12 AM   #44
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I think I see what's going on here.
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Old July 10 2012, 08:36 AM   #45
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A long or short one?
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