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Old November 26 2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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A New Twist to Cumberbatch's Role? (SPOILERS, I Guess)

I was reading over this article, which lays odds to the various Into Darkness rumours which have been circling. Of particular note, Rumour 1 is that Cumberbatch is playing a "Mitchell brother."

This got me wondering, back when the initial Gary Mitchell rumours started in the summer, Orci said they were wrong "but only by one word. When this was pointed out in this thread we all thought that maybe the character was actually Gary Seven. But what if it's actually the Gary part that was wrong and that Cumberbatch is actually Gary Mitchell's brother? Thoughts?
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Old November 26 2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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We will find out when we find out.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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of course, the possibility exists, but I find it very unlikely. it's not a very clever twist, especially if the other mitchell brother suddenly gets super powers too. if that would be the secret they are keeping from us, 'no, it's not character xyz, it is character xyz's brother instead!' that would be really lame.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Re: A New Twist to Cumberbatch's Role? (SPOILERS, I Guess)

The whole "Mitchell's brother" rumor may have been born out of Orci's "Wrong by one word" comment.

What I'm saying is that there may be no other evidence to support this EXCEPT for Orci's comment, and the people who created this rumor may have just been grasping at straws by trying to brainstorm possible meanings of Orci's comment -- and this is one of those brainstorm ideas they came up with. Therefore, Orci's comment may not be further evidence of the Mitchell's brother rumor, but instead may be the genesis of the rumor.

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Old November 26 2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as... Larry Mitchell
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Old November 26 2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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I was reading over this article, which lays odds to the various Into Darkness rumours which have been circling. Of particular note, Rumour 1 is that Cumberbatch is playing a "Mitchell brother."

This got me wondering, back when the initial Gary Mitchell rumours started in the summer, Orci said they were wrong "but only by one word. When this was pointed out in this thread we all thought that maybe the character was actually Gary Seven. But what if it's actually the Gary part that was wrong and that Cumberbatch is actually Gary Mitchell's brother? Thoughts?
Nah, that would be a cheat, I believe. Isn't Cumberbatch supposed to be playing a Canon Iconic character frm S1 TOS? We've never met Gary Mitchell's brother, so, he doesn't fit the criteria.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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Just so we're perfectly clear: is there anything in any of the novels about Gary having a brother?
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This got me wondering, back when the initial Gary Mitchell rumours started in the summer, Orci said they were wrong "but only by one word.
Knowing Orci, by "wrong by one word", he meant that instead of "Cumberbatch is Gary Mitchell" it should have been "Cumberbatch isn't Gary Mitchell".
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Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as... Larry Mitchell
I'm Gary Mitchell, and this is my brother Larry, and this is my other brother Larry.
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Old November 26 2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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Just so we're perfectly clear: is there anything in any of the novels about Gary having a brother?
There's nothing on Memory Beta about a brother: http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Gary_Mitchell
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Old November 26 2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Knowing Orci, by "wrong by one word", he meant that instead of "Cumberbatch is Gary Mitchell" it should have been "Cumberbatch isn't Gary Mitchell".
that's how I read that quote too
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Old November 26 2012, 10:17 PM   #12
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Gary Mitchell is a close friend of Kirk, almost a brother. But Cumberbatch is not Mitchell, in my opinion.
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Old November 27 2012, 04:01 AM   #13
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That literally made snot come out of my nose.
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Old November 27 2012, 04:11 AM   #14
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Am I the only one to think he is Gary 7?
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Old November 27 2012, 04:39 AM   #15
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Gary Seven would, oddly enough, make sense.

Also, maybe he meant "young" Gary Mitchell? That's a stretch.

I have no idea.
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