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I went see the official release date for Star Trek - into the darkness, and I see that Benedict Cumberbatch's character's name is Khan. That's a big spoiler for an old Star Trek fan like me. During the Letterman interview Cumberbatch said his character's name was John Harrison. Thanks IMDB!

Now I have to stay away from IMDB before I see a movie to avoid being spoiled...
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Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

This has come up before:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

It was frozen when the Khan rumour was doing the rounds and now seems to be true, as it is everywhere, including Wikipedia IMDB isn't really the only one to blame for the spoilerage - its main purpose is to be accurate and their are no spoiler tags, if you want to avoid spoilers on any film you are best steering clear of anywhere discussing a film you are planning on seeing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tr...

Of course,,you've just spoiled it for anyone stumbling onto this thread...
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The entry is correct (i.e. that's how Benedict Cumberbatch is credited -- this has been positively verified), and it's not considered to be a spoiler by those who have already seen the film (I am not among them so I can't really offer more info on this particular topic).
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The IMDB policy clearly states "Character names that constitute spoilers, even if factually correct, must be avoided at all cost." In all the press, J.J. Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch are saying he is John Harrison, because crediting him as the other name is a huge spoiler. They wouldn't be doing that if we were supposed to know before going to see the film. The credits roll AFTER the movie, not before and it is the middle of the film before you know who it is.
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Leonardo Sívori

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If the credits come at the en of the movie, then showing names at the credits is not a spoiler. I haven't seen the movie yet, nor the credits (so I dont care what the credits say), I ONLY WISH YOU HAD'NT SPOILED THE MOVIE FOR ME.
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Leonardo Sívori

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Please then explain the data editors why on the movie official site (http://www.startrekmovie.com/#cast) the villain is credited as John Harrison: http://i43.tinypic.com/35m0f1t.png
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Giancarlo, it is of course a huge spoiler for anyone that has seen the previous Star Trek movies.

Most of the time before the movie started the producers have made a huge effort to conceal the characters name.

Just do a quick search on Google about "star trek secret villain" and you will see:
https://www.google.com/search?q=star+...

The character in the movie has an alias of "John Harrison", so that we can't know he is until half the movie is passed.

Please recheck the information you have and correct that in the cast list. It is just not fair to the fans....
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Well, I've downloaded the movie and saw it. It hasn't been released here yet, and if it were, I won't be paying to see a spoiled movie until you correct your mistake.

SO, under normal conditions, I was supposed to find out John Harrison is Khan after 1 hour and 9 minutes of seeing the film, when Benedict Cumberbatch said “John Harrison was a fiction created the moment I was awoken by your Admiral Marcus to help him advance his cause—a smoke screen to conceal my true identity. My name is Khan", and, as a big star trek fan, get pleasantly surprised, amazed and excited.

Instead of that, I've found out that Benedict Cumberbatch is Khan about two months ago, when I visited imdb looking for the release date in my country, and I felt very disappointed. AND I THINK THAT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF BEING SPOILED.

So, 1) "it's not considered to be a spoiler by those who have already seen the film", that is false, I've seen the film and that's a big spoiler. 2) I'm not the only one that feels that way 3) you can't argue the way I feel, right? If I say "I'm sad" you can't possibly say to me "no, you're not sad". So, I feel spoiled by you, imdb 3) As I feel spoiled, and your own terms & conditions states that you will avoid any possible spoiler.

So, you could remove the credit "Khan" and put the name the studio originally set, "John Harrison", or you can keep being sadistic people who enjoy spoiling movies for others.
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The credits that count are the credits on the movie.
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That statement is even more arbitrary than me saying I have been spoiled...
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Leonardo Sívori

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Apocalypse Now! has no in-movie credits at all. Following your logic, IMDB page should not have any casts detail...
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Leonardo Sívori

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Of course I don't think Apocalypse Now!'s IMDB page should have no cast at all; what I meant to point is that there are (obviously) exceptions to that "rule", and to avoid spoiling a movie would be a very nice reason to make another "exception".
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This has been debated before and while we appreciate that there might be some dissent over this choice, the character name listed in the film's credits is Khan and it will remain listed as such on IMDb.

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