Exclusive: MAJOR SPOILERS For Star Trek Into Darkness!

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[WARNING! MAJOR SPOILERS! DO NOT PROCEED UNLESS YOU ARE OK WITH BEING SPOILED!]

With less than two months to go before the release of Star Trek Into Darkness more and more information is beginning to eke out, whether via official channels, folks that have screened footage, extrapolations based on the previous two or by insiders who are now working on other projects. It is by one of those means (we’ve been asked not to give any details) that we bring you the below, exclusive spoilers. I can say that this is a confirmed, trusted source for Pop Culture Zoo, so make of it what you will.

We’ve been told that Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing Khan, Gary Mitchell or Garth of Izar, as has previously been reported, but rather the son of Harry Mudd. The film will reveal, during its second half, that he chose his name, Harrison, because he’s “Harry’s son.” And he’s also an android, from the planet of androids that Mudd found in the Original Series episode “I, Mudd” (further linking the reboot universe to the original timeline)–he’s the new Norman. Furthermore, the identity of the character being played by Joseph Gatt has also been revealed to us. Early reports cited him as playing someone called “GATT 2000″, but this was never explained, leaving fans confused. We now know that he will be #2,000 in the GATT android series. And those cryogenic chambers from the early trailer? They’re android creation machines. The latter spoiler explains the presence of Harriet Mudd in the Into Darkness prequel comic IDW is currently producing, as well as Harrison’s increased strength in the trailers. Our source was more vague on whether we would see Harry Mudd himself in the film, but that we would “learn of his fate” before the end credits rolled. Speaking of the end credits, our source strongly advised everyone to remain in their seats until the credits are done. While we were given no specific details, there were hints that there will indeed be a bonus scene. As to what that will be, I was told to re-watch the final episode of Enterprise for a hint. Pop Culture Zoo is attempting to verify this last part further before we speculate on what this could mean, but have an idea that this might be a huge game-changer for the Trek film series as a whole.

More to come!

  • Jayare75

    If only IMDB could get its act as together as Mr. Dilworth, they wouldn’t keep showing that Cumberbatch is playing Khan.

  • walt kovacs

    wish this were true, as it would mean that jj and his hack writers do respect the core fan group and want to give general audiences something that will make them run home, hop on their computers and find i, mudd and mudds women….prob is, jj doesnt and he and his hack writers have gone the ez route and are about to destroy one of the coolest characters in the trek uni by turning an indian uber warlord into a pasty white brit

    • http://popculturezoo.com Joseph Dilworth Jr.

      Why do you think Cumberbatch is Khan? His character’s name is John Harrison.

    • PastyBrit#2

      Have you been in orbit for the last six months? Everyone knows its not Khan, numb nuts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pulsor93 Adam Robert Sherman

      Right. Because it’s not like this is an alternate universe from TOS, because it’s not like TOS ever did alternate universe stor-OH WAIT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddy.hansen.1 Eddy Hansen

    I am not sure how this fits into Harrison being “one of our top agents” as quoted from Admiral Marcus in the new trailer. An android somehow bypassed medical scans to rise in the Federation ranks? Confirmed by whom? I believe this to be crap. Unless it’s not. Jesus I just don’t know at this point. Well done JJ. Well done.

    • http://twitter.com/kraut1701 Jonah Krautter

      Maybe Harrison makes it look like Robert April did it and April is the “top agent” referred to.

    • Dandru

      It’s consistent with “I, Mudd,” in which Norman managed to obtain a posting aboard the Federation’s flagship, despite being an android.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.debrier Phil DeBrier

    It sounds interesting, but makes little sense. What you are basically saying is that, if true, Trek is rebooting Battlestar Galactica…rise of the machines.

  • http://twitter.com/jfraseruk jfraseruk

    Counting down the minutes till the interweb explodes over this. amazing spoilers – well done for getting it