I’ve watched this like 10 times already today. It’s so fun!! And ominous. And Cumberbatchy, with the voiceover and such. Benedict Cumberbatch is the best. He should just do every voiceover.
Now, we still don’t know much about who Cumberbatch is playing in the movie, but I think it MIGHT be Khan, and for the most random reason: lapels. Check out this jacket he’s wearing about 24 seconds into the trailer:
Note the style of the lapel. You see how the fabric is divided into long, raised segments that run outward? Keep that in mind as we turn to this picture of Khan from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan:
It’s a similar sort of thing!! Not exactly the same, but it’s in the same ballpark in terms of style. Might Cumberbatch’s lapel be some sort of clue connecting him to Khan? Or maybe it’s a random and very tenuous coincidence? Probably the latter, but you never know. I’m such a nerd that this is exactly where my brain went the second I saw him in the trailer, but that’s just me.
There’s also the end of the Japanese trailer, which has an extra scene. Let’s take a gander:
If that’s Kirk and Spock at the end, that’s very reminiscent of the end of Wrath of Khan, when Spock died to save the Enterprise. It went a little like this:
Separated by glass, Vulcan salute… it looks a lot like the end of the Japanese trailer, and hints that Khan might be involved. Or they’re just screwing with us.
Anyway, thus ends my irrefutable and incontrovertible evidence that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan. Regardless of who he’s playing, Star Trek Into Darkness looks fantastic!! I can’t wait for it to come out!!