In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Benedict Cumberbatch hasreferred to his Star Trek character by name for the first time and itmatches the official info:
I play a character called John and not that other name. It'sinteresting. Speculation is speculation and that's all fun.What other name? He'd been accused of being Khan, under an alias.
I play John Harrison who's a terrorist and an extraordinary characterin his own right. He's somebody who is not your two-dimensional cookiecutter villain. He's got an extraordinary purpose, and I hope that atone point or other in the film you might even sympathize with thereasons he's doing what he's doing -- not necessarily the means and the destruction he causes. But it was a great ride, not just becausehe's the bad guy and the antagonist but also because he has a purposeand it's hard not to see his point of view at certain points.One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, as they say.
There is much more to this than meets the eye, don't you think?