We’re literally days away from the premiere of the 9 minute preview of ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ clip and today, Paramount has released an image that finally gives the name of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villainous character… or does it?

Ever since it was announced that the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ reboot was in the midst of casting for the film, fans began speculating who would be the big bad to torment the Enterprise crew. While the trailer certainly didn’t help (and brought more speculative furor due to the 12 extra seconds in the Japanese version), this still that the studio released may.

In the image below, a caption was included that stated: “(Left to right) Zachary Quinto is Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch is John Harrison and Chris Pine is Kirk in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.”

John Harrison?!? Who is he? Have Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof actually written a new villain into the Star Trek lore? The consensus in the internet realm is that this is a decoy name – after all, everyone who has been associated with the film has been very secretive about Cumberbatch’s character and to just have it announced in a caption would be very anti-climactic.

I’ll leave this one up to you guys! Check out the photo below and let me know what you think about “John Harrison.”


Source: Paramount