Interviewed at this year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards in London, actress Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus) commented on actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of John Harrison in J.J. Abrams “Star Trek Into Darkness.” She flatly denied that Cumberbatch will be playing Captain Kirk’s antagonist Khan Noonien Singh. This is what she had to say:
“He’s not playing Khan.”
Watch and judge the interview for yourself.
With Alice Eve’s stamp of approval on squelching the Khan rumor, she still could be feeding misinformation to the fans. After all, actress Marion Cotillard categorically pandered to the press and denied that she was playing Talia al Ghul in “The Dark Knight Rises.” It turns out she did. So, as a warning, consider the source!
Based on the original Gene Roddenberry television series, “Star Trek Into Darkness” will beam its way into theaters on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D formats. The film will star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Noel Clarke, Nolan North, Nazneen Contractor, Elly Kaye, Nick Tarabay, Heather Langenkamp, Ningning Deng, Tom Archdeacon, Ser’Darius Blain, Joseph Gatt, and Kraisit Agnew. Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay. J.J. Abrams directs.