Simon Pegg on Benedict Cumberbatch's Star Trek role

News Simon Brew
30 May 2012 - 06:13

As he arrives back in the UK after filming the Star Trek sequel, Simon Pegg has been putting the record straight about where Benedict Cumberbatch fits in...

The main production shoot is done, with JJ Abrams and his team now embarking on the lengthy post production work needed to bring the Star Trek sequel to cinemas next summer. That means, though, that the likes of Simon Pegg, Noel Clarke and Benedict Cumberbatch are back in the UK (temporarily at least!) now that their main shooting duties are over with.

And a new interview with Pegg has popped up, over at The Telegraph. It's mainly to promote his upcoming movie, A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, but inevitably, the chat turns to Star Trek. And he puts the record straight with regards the role of Benedict Cumberbatch in the film. "It's not Khan", he affirms. "That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not".

So: if not Khan, then who is Cumberbatch playing? "Obviously I can't talk about it", Pegg replies. But he does tease that Cumberbatch's character is "not just another disgruntled alien. It's really interesting... sort of... thing".

It leaves us not much the wiser, but then the covers have been firmly pulled over the movie as much as possible, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. You can't say that's a bad thing, either.

Still, let the speculation commence. If Cumberbatch isn't playing Khan, then who is he? Over to you...

The Telegraph.

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