11 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Here’s what we know: Star Trek Into Darkness has a villain, and he is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Because this new-timeline Star Trek is taking place along a timeline parallel to the one we know from the original TV series, there is of course a possibility that we will be seeing familiar villains.

The popular theory is that Cumberbatch’s character is Khan, as in The Wrath Of. Runner up is Gary Mitchell – Tos fans, remember him, played by Gary Lockwood? His eyes turned silver and he dated Hot Lips Houlihan Sally Kellerman?

Well, we now have a name for Cumberbatch’s character, and it’s neither of those, at least according to Paramount. They have released the following screen cap from the movie:

and identified Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character as “John Harrison.” Nope, not a name from the original series. But that doesn’t mean he couldn’t have a secret identity. »

- Erin Willard

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