Yesterday, we reported that J.J. Abrams regretted putting so much emphasis on the Khan reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness and should have been upfront with the character in the first place. He then put the blame on Paramount for pushing the Khan mystery because the studio didn’t want to alienate audiences who weren’t Trek fans. In a recent interview, Benedict Cumberbatch said he believed the reveal worked, or at least it did when he saw it with an audience. “That worked to an extent,” said Cumberbatch, adding, “for those people [who didn’t know], it was a good thing.” He has a point. Sometimes we—both Internet bloggers and commenters—forget about the Internet bubble and that not everyone is clinging to every piece of news about an upcoming movie. I still have a myriad of problems with the film, but I applaud Cumberbatch for continuing to support the decision.
Hit the jump to watch the video of Cumberbatch’s full response. He’ll next be heard as the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which opens on December 13th.