Star Trek Into Darkness villain is “The Joker meets Hannibal Lector”

Benedict Cumberbatch talks John Harrison, Star Trek Into Darkness is in cinemas 17 May 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness

Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness
Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness

Speaking to Trek Movie, Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch delivered up a hell of a soundbite regarding his mysterious villian, John Harrison.

“When JJ [Abrams] described the role to me… he described someone who was, in movie terms, a mixture of Hannibal Lecter, Jack in The Shining, and the Joker in Batman

“He’s someone who has enormous physical strength. He’s someone who is incredibly dangerous, both as a physical entity and through the use of various technologies and weapons and who performs acts of what I would describe as terrorism. He’s also a psychological master. He manipulates the minds of those around him to do his bidding in a very, very subtle way.”

Star Trek Into Darkness is due in cinemas 17 May 2013. Pick up the first film on DVD for £5.09 or Blu-ray for £8.79 from