In the new issue of Empire magazine, Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg gives some more insight into Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘manipulative’ John Harrison. There is also a new image of Cumberbatch’s villain. More below but beware of (minor) spoilers.
Pegg: John Harrison Manipulates Kirk and Crew
The new Empire Magazine has arrived for some subscribers in the UK and a few bits of the coverage of Star Trek Into Darkness have come out. First up (via CumberbatchCOffeeKlatch Tumblr) is a scan of a new exclusive image.
John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) – possibly getting a blood sample or skin sample or maybe repairing an injury
And here are a couple of quotes (via CumberbatchWeb Tumblr).
Simon Pegg on Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison
“It’s a modern take on terrorism in a way. It looks at why Benedict is doing what he’s doing. There are motives that make you think he’s not a bad guy and alliances form. All the time we’re being puppeteered by this John Harrison, even Kirk falls for it. He manipulates us as much as the audience.”
Benedict Cumberbatch on director JJ Abrams
“JJ is truly irritatingly talented. He’s focused and passionate but at the same time he’s got a killer sense of humour, stand up level very sharp. He’s a polymath & a doodler. He’ll say “what do you think of that?” And by the end of the week it’s a Nickelodeon cartoon. He sculpts 3D sculptures on his iPad and then beat boxes in his downtime. He has a superlative light and energy”
More Star Trek Into Darkness coverage in the May issue of Empire.