I feel like we should listen…
It seemed for sure almost a month ago when even I posted about the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Khan in the sequel to Star Trek. Well maybe we should pump the brakes…
In a recent interview, Pegg (the much beloved Scotty from the first flick) said about Cumberbatch’s villain: “(He’s) not just another disgruntled alien. It’s a really interesting… sort of… thing.” He continued by saying, “Obviously I can’t talk about it.” However, seeing as there has been so much talk about Khan, Pegg couldn’t resist, saying “It’s not Khan… That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not.”
So… there you go!
And Pegg didn’t stop there. When pressed if this was maybe influenced from the usually very-secretive J.J. Abrams, he replied “No, I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me – it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them. It just spoils the film… It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it’s just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, ‘Oh f— off! Wait for the film!’”
Now, while this could be a bit of deflection from Pegg, I would argue that there’s no real reason for this denial as it only serves as a disservice to Pegg if it ends up becoming true that Cumberbatch IS playing Khan. And where I do agree with him that the constant clamoring for more information on upcoming movies is at an all-time high, some of it just comes from overall excitement. We want to see this movie NOW! But we can’t, obviously, so we get the most that we can out of it. It’s a slippery slope, I know, but I tend to err on the side of wanting to know more without getting into spoiler territory.
Where do you stand on all of this? Do you stay away from potentially-spoilery news, or do you read up as much as possible? Let us know below!