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Cumberbatch Irritated That He Can't Talk More About His STAR TREK Villain

As you all know J.J. Abrams likes to keep a shroud of secrecy over the projects he's working on. He wants us to know as little as possible before the movie comes out, which is great! I love that about Abrams, it also makes it fun to speculate about what he's planning. Right now there's a lot of interest, talk, and speculation surrounding the John Harrison villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, and it seems Benedict Cumberbatch is irritated that he can't actually talk more about the awesome character he plays. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cumberbatch said he'd much rather talk about the actual movie than beating around the bush, he also talks about the rarity of mystique...

It's achingly irritating. Believe me, I'd rather talk about the role and the fantastic story and all the things J.J. [Abrams] has come up with. And then everyone would be as excited about the film as I am. But then of course I think I would be on a phone call coming from J.J.'s office ...

Mystique is rare now, isn't it? There aren't that many enigmas in this modern world. Myself, I quite enjoyed seeing Super 8 and not knowing the story and then being mesmerized by it ... [but] we live in the modern world, which is a place of oversaturation and now people, especially Trekkies, want to know everything before they witness it themselves. It's strange to me. I think of it as a kid having a box of chocolates and not knowing what's good for them. They eat three and they keep eating as they get sick ... and the candy is gone.

I love it when there's mystery surrounding film projects. It's a rare thing these days not knowing, and it's fun because it gives us movie geeks something to talk about! At the same time knowing stuff doesn't hurt the movie going experience for me either. I knew a hell of a lot about The Avengers before it was released, but I still enjoyed the heck out of the film! 

Look, I'm just a kid in a candy store when it comes to movies. I'll eat up whatever I can get, just so I can talk about it. I'm really excited for Star Trek, it's been really fun for me to talk about on the site, and I can't wait to see the movie!

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