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Karl Urban Allegedly Reveals 'Star Trek' Sequel's Villain

July 10, 2012 (4:01 am) GMT
When attending a press junket for 'Dredd' in London, Urban allegedly spills which antagonist Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in 'Star Trek 2'.
Karl Urban Allegedly Reveals 'Star Trek' Sequel's Villain

Has the principal villain in J.J. Abrams' "" sequel been revealed? As director Abrams remains tight-lipped about whom is playing in the highly anticipated movie, has reportedly unveiled the identity of the villainous character.

During a recent promotional junket for "" in London, Urban let slip that [SPOILER ALERT!] Cumberbatch plays Gary Mitchell in the sequel. When asked by SFX what it was like to work with the "" actor, Urban spilled, "He's awesome, he's a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary."

If what Urban said was true, previous rumors suggesting that Khan was the major bad guy in "Star Trek 2" would be debunked. For those who are unfamiliar with Mitchell, the character first appeared in original series episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". An academy acquaintance of Kirk, Mitchell later transformed into a wrathful God-like antagonist after encountering the galactic barrier.

The untitled Star Trek sequel is slated for a May 17, 2013 release in the United States. In addition to Urban, the sci-fi movie would bring back , , , , and as Spock, Uhura, James T. Kirk, Pavel, Scotty and Hikaru Sulu respectively.

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