JJ Abrams has been speaking to Crave Online about the forthcoming Star Trek sequel Into Darkness.
With many people believing that Khan will make an appearance in the movie, or that he could indeed be the character (John Harrison) played by Benedict Cumberbatch, the director was his usual coy self about any revelation.
“Well, I would say that you’ve got to see the movie to see,” he said. “I don’t want to give away what that is, but we’ve all seen Wrath of Khan. With one or two exceptions, we’re not idiots. We are aware of the movie. I love Wrath of Khan.”
He continued: “I just can’t wait for people to see the movie. Benedict is unbelievable. It’s a tall order, coming into that movie, because the crew of the Enterprise, that cast is so damn good and they’re wonderful to work with and they’re all good hearts.
“So, to come into that group, as he did, as Alice Eve did and as Peter Weller did, and be one of the family was something that I was doubtful could happen. And he completely did it. I not only love him in the movie, but I love him, as a human being. He’s an amazing guy. I can’t wait for people to see the movie and experience what he’s done.”
Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 17.