Saw Into Darkness again last night.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s character ISN’T Khan. We have no reason to believe he is who he says he is. In fact, considering how power-hungry and crazy he clearly is, why should we trust him at all?
On top of that, on the planetoid when Bones and Carol open the second cryotube, during the brief moments we see the face of another individual, that face looked a LOT like the original Khan. Of course, yes, we see him for maybe three seconds, but I honestly did notice that he looked very similar.
So, I now believe slash am choosing to believe that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character was perhaps the first officer or another person on the original crew. When he was awoken by Marcus, Marcus presumed he was the captain (perhaps the pods were labeled wrong or Marcus just made a mistake and opened the wrong one) and who was Cumberbatch to say no to that sudden promotion?
Of course he knew it would fall apart the moment the rest of the crew was awoken, but since I do believe the only honesty we saw from him was in regards for his affection for the rest of his crew, I think he would have owned up at that time to not being the real captain. And/or he never would have woken up the actual Khan and would’ve told his crewmates that the cryogenic sequence failed or something.
can you not fucking make up headcanons just to disregard people being upset by this whitewashing?? that is such bullshit. he played khan, and he shouldn’t have. that’s all.