Benedict Cumberbatch is the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. There was much speculation as to which villain he would be playing. Now we have our answer! John Harrison. I am, admittedly, not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination, but I have never heard of the evil John Harrison. Does he sell Starfleet bad insurance policies? Perhaps he attempts to Talented-Mr. Ripley on Spock to get at that sweet Uhura ass. If you know the significance of this villain, let me know.