hey do you guys remember the good ol’ days when we were excited at the prospect of benedict playing gary mitchell and alice eve playing elizabeth dehner?
yeah, me too.
Like, exactly the same. I was so excited when he was Gary Mitchell… then he wasn’t. (I’m just glad I found out before I saw it… the one time a spoiler is a good thing.)
Basically, my singular disappointment in this film was that Benedict Cumberbatch was Khan. Because he was fantastic, but why was he Khan.
If they were going to actual redo a specific baddie from the original I really wish it had been Gary Mitchell because he also would have been fucking perfect as Gary Mitchell.
yes yes yes all of this. Those were mte while watching the movie, “Benny, I’ve got nothing against you, but WHY ARE YOU KHAN?”
for some reason tumblr is not letting me copy your tags today but here: I still like my own scenario best where he was actually Khan’s righthand man getting revenge for Khan actually being woken up and killed but that’s only because the rest of the movie was fucking awesome and it would have allowed it to basically be the same movie Star Trek spoilersThose tags are perfection, I shall accept them as headcanon when I go to see the movie again on Tuesday.
Marcus woke up the real Khan but killed him when he tried to get back at them and free the others, but Khan had set up a dead man’s switch to wake up his right hand man - Benedict Cumberbatch - and send him a message explaining everything that happened. This righthand man proceeded to go for revenge against Marcus and all of Starfleet for killing their leader while simultaneously trying to get all his popsicle buddies back. Marcus finds out, sets up the whole framejob for Kirk to take him out and hide both the whole cryodudes thing in the first place but also his killing of the guy he woke up and get his war in the process. And then the rest of the movie carries on as before, only with a few lines in Benedict Cumberbatch’s fabulously dramatic and convincing voice telling us about how Marcus killed their beloved leader just so he could start a war, and with EVEN MOAR REVENGE.
That’s my alternative version headcanon and I’m sticking with it.