Originally Posted by SS-Block
The Mitchell storyline would've given Star Trek 2 a place in its own right. That's no longer a given. Using Khan, irrespective of the storyline, will always draw comparisons to The Wrath of Khan. Why do this? was it for commercial reasons? That's my only explanation.
I believe they want to go a similar route like The Dark Knight with The Joker. Khan is Kirk's main nemesis just Joker is to Batman. It will get people talking, the fans in a uproar but also curious to see how they can pull it off. This Khan is going to be different. It would be interesting to see how it all pans out since everyone else's timeline and upbringing was different.