Caption to the photo, shown above, reads: “(Left to right) Zachary Quinto is Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch is John Harrison and Chris Pine is Kirk in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.”
Since this image came out Monday and Paramount named Benedict Cumberbatch’s character John Harrison, I’ve been looking to see if there any other characters named Harrison and found the following:
Harrison was a 23rd Century Starfleet technician (first class) serving aboard the starship USS Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. During the five-year-mission, Harrison played a part of many of the ship’s missions, and eventually reached the grade of lieutenant. – Source Memory Alpha
Harrison was aboard the original Starship Enterprise in 2267. Kirk recorded a commendation for Harrison when the bridge of the Enterprise was slowly deprived of life support during Khan’s takeover attempt. (“Space Seed” – The Original Series) – Source Star Trek: Encyclopedia
Could this character be John Harrison?
More information about Benedict Cumberbatch’s character will be revealed in the coming days and weeks.
9 minutes and a longer trailer will also be released this week before the screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens worldwide on December 13th UK and 14th US.