UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly drops new STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS images, cover and the true villain revealed???

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly drops new STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS images, cover and the true villain revealed???

UPDATE: So this is what we get for trusting the “ever-reliable” ComicBookMovie.com.  It appears that the image below, which we will keep in the original article with a link back to the original story, is not real.  In the in-depth description of the magazine here, Entertainment Weekly states:

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In this week’s EW we give you an exclusive first look at the space age sequel that has geekdom waiting with bated breath. Star Trek Into Darkness, due May 17, has sparked feverish online speculation since the day it was announced — most of it about whether or not the film’s resident baddie, John Harrison, played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, is actually the infamous super villain Khan.

Unsurprisingly, the ever secretive Abrams wouldn’t answer that question — star Chris Pine calls his director a “benevolent dictator” when it comes to poiling plot lines — but the cast did spill some details about what we can expect from Darkness: namely, a lot more action

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We sincerely apologize for this and we have kept the original post as is considering that there are still some good images to be seen.  Even the page the screen cap was “taken” from shows a different story:

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Oh boy, Entertainment Weekly is dropping all sorts of new information regarding this summer’s blockbuster sequel STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.  Ok, so instead of waiting to the end, I am going to spill the information right here and now.  According to them, Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing John Harrison, as previously reported.  He is not even playing Gary Mitchell, a crew member turned villain from the original television series.  He is, in fact, playing rumored-for-long-time super-baddie KHAN!!!! . . .

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

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As the smart eyes over at ComicBookMovie.com pointed out, Entertainment Weekly has described their latest issue as “VOYAGE INTO THE NEW STAR TREK KIRK & KHAN”.  Now again, this could be a SERIOUSLY huge mistake on Entertainment Weekly’s part, however with the issue being a STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS centric issue, one would have to imagine that they got their facts straight on this one.

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The specific issue goes on sale on February 15, 2013 so be sure to get your copy when it does.  In addition to the news, you can check out the two covers above and five images from the magazine below.

Ok, so what are your thoughts?  Are you ok with Cumberbatch playing the iconic villain made famous by Ricardo Montelban?

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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

SYNOPSIS: In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 17, 2013.

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Jim is an avid movie enthusiast, representing the general movie going audience, looking at movies for their entertainment value as opposed to their critical weight. He enjoys the escapism that movies provide. He is a fan of all genre’s of movies, but gravitates toward comic-based movies, summer “popcorn” flicks and over-the-top comedies as his preference.