The suspense is over: Cumberbatch is playing [REDACTED] in Trek 2

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Apr 25, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT (Updated)

It sounds like the suspense is finally over. Some international screenings have finally ramped up for Star Trek Into Darkness, and now some initial reviews have trickled out allegedly confirming Benedict Cumberbatch’s true identity.

Obviously: Huge, gigantic, massive spoilers ahead!

As many fans have suspected for months, the early reviews indicate that Cumberbatch’s mysterious John Harrison is actually a version of Khan. Yes, Khan Noonien Singh, the iconic Original Series baddie best known for his role in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, originally portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán.

The apparent confirmation comes in the form of a spoiler-filled review (seriously, it blows the whole movie) hosted at Furious Fanboys. We won’t touch on the major twists and plot points, but here’s an early excerpt confirming Cumberbatch’s apparent identity:

“Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. All that bullshit of him not being Khan and really ‘John Harrison’ was just a cover to hide the truth from moviegoers. Oh, he does go by ‘John Harrison’ in the movie…but that’s not his real name. He reveals his name to Kirk later in the movie.”

Now, just to get it out of the way, this review could be false. Nothing’s officially official until we see it ourselves. But it does match up with a lot of the rumors, and where there’s been so much smoke, it makes sense there might be some fire.

Do you think it’s true? Was it a good move on director J.J. Abrams’ part to bring back Khan?

(Via Tor)