Could the 2016 Star Trek movie be a repeat for Benedict Cumberbatch? Well according to the actor, it’s possible. Find out what Cumberbatch (and Zachary Quinto) are saying at San Diego Comic-Con about the return of Khan.
Cumberbatch Talks Thawing Out Khan For 2016 + Quinto’s Khan Comments
The big secret revealed in last summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness was that Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘John Harrison’ character was actually Khan Noonian Singh. The film ended with him captured and returned to his cryogenic pod, but could he come back in the sequel? According to Cumberbatch it is possible. While at San Diego Comic-Con to promote his role in the animated movie Penguins of Madagascar, he talked a little Trek with MTV, saying:
Maybe [Khan could come back]. He is in freezer…we have all defrosted chicken in our day…Set the toaster to defrost and he will come out all bad and angry again. I don’t know. It depends on what direction they are going to take. There is definitely room for him to come back in some shape or form.
The actor also discussed that that he did talk to Into Darkness director JJ Abrams about maybe rejoining him on Star Wars Episode VII, however in the end "It made sense not to do it."
MTV also talked to Zachary Quinto who said he was "really excited" about the Star Trek sequel. Specifically on the notion of Cumberbatch returning as Khan he said:
Any chance to work with Benedict…But I don’t know if it is now or later. I don’t know what they have in store for Ben? I would love to have him back.
Quinto also confirmed that he "doesn’t think" he will be part of
Quinto also said he doesn’t think he will be returning to the role of Sylar for NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn.
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