back in 2010 ign.com posted this article about an insider who gave some info on whoes going to be the villian in the next star trek and the source said
"It's definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited," according to Badass' source. "Think along the lines of Harry Mudd, or Trelane, or Gary Mitchell, or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually, it's one of those that I named."
Kirk entered Starfleet later in life in this timeline and skipped his career at the lower ranks. He didn't go thru Starfleet with Bones in the old Timeline, his Academy buddy was Gary Mitchel. If Gary started his career years before then there wouldn't be a personal connection. Maybe they just instinctively like each other, like with Bones, and they become good friends anyway. Anyway, with the different timeline it means they can go in a completely different direction.
I have no idea. I'll try and get more info. I know a guy who worked on it for almost a month, but he's a total meathead type, I don't even think he's ever seen anything having to do with Trek, but he said the villain was named Kahn.
I really hope the main villain is not Kahn. Nothing against Kahn but I would rather see them take it in a different direction rather than rehashing the actual second Star Trek movie. (Yes, I know their first encounter wasn't in WOK, but you know what I mean.)
If it is Mitchell, maybe Alice Eve is playing Dehner. Or maybe he's Gary Seven.