There has been a lot of secrecy surrounding the character John Harrison, who will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness. Now, Benedict has opened up about his character and given fans a little insight into what to expect from him in the movie.
In an interview with MTV, Cumberbatch said, “He's a terrorist; he operates as a terrorist. He has extraordinary physical powers, but also mental powers. He can sow an idea, which is as powerful as gunshots or close-hand combat, which he's masterful in. He tears into the fabric of both the world and the Enterprise family, and he leaves behind him a trail of devastation. It's quite exciting to watch."
He added, “Giving away the full motivation would ruin it, but it's personal. It's also political, I think. He's somebody who, at some point in the film, you should feel a certain amount of empathy towards his cause, if not his means. ... There's no two-dimensional obstacle he presents purely and simply by the fact that he's opposing our hero. He has an interesting relationship with Kirk, and with Spock in a way. He very much plays them off against each other. There's an element of shadow to him and Kirk.”
Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana and is set to be released on May 17, 2013 in both the US and the UK.