J.J. Abrams Compares 'John Harrison' To Nero, Benedict Cumberbatch Says He's A Warrior

J.J. Abrams Compares 'John Harrison' To Nero, Benedict Cumberbatch Says He's A Warrior

Star Trek Into Darkness villain John Harrison will have his true identity revealed when the film premieres in May and director J.J. Abrams and actor Bendedict Cumberbatch assure that he's an Enterprise foe well worth the wait.

Star Trek Into Darkness comes out in roughly two months. We still know relatively little about the film. Kudos to director J.J. Abrams. Think back to last year and how much was already known about Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Imagine how different your viewing experience would've been had you went into the theater knowing nothing. In the latest issue of Total Film, the director and main antagonist Benedict Cumberbatch discuss their new film in an interesting manner without giving any details away.

"[Nero] was just a raging, vengeful lunatic. All he wanted to do was destroy Vulcan, Earth and the Federation...He had backstory but was kind of irrational. The beauty of Benedict's [John Harrison] is that he's completely rational. He's someone that you can have conversations with. You couldn't sit down and talk to Nero - he'd bite your head off!"

"I did a lot of close combat training. He's a kick-ass warrior, as masterful with his hands and body as he is with weapons...You will have a great discovery during this film, which I think is great...[My costumes] look great. Some of them were (no pun intended) cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug; you can almost see what religion I am..."

On May 17th, all will be revealed and fans will once and for all find out who Cumberbatch is really playing. Until such time we'll have to make do with the numerous fan theories and suggestions floating across the interweb. You can read more from Cumberbatch and Abrams in the latest issue of Total Film out now.

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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek")

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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