Earlier this week, director J.J. Abrams admitted that keeping Khan's identity a secret leading up to Star Trek Into Darkness might not have been the best move, in hindsight.

While doing press for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Benedict Cumberbatch jokingly called the director a "dickhead" for making him lie about his character.

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"What a dickhead. I mean, the amount of times we had to lie for him. The amount of secrets, the amount of times I had to not talk about it being my character. God damn him."

When asked if he thought it was the right choice to keep Khan's identity under wraps, the actor had this to say.

"No, I love him. I don't know if it's a bad or a good thing. It was his call. I was fine with it. The intention was to have the reveal for the audience that was going to be thrilling, people were going to go, [gasps] 'Really!?' And that worked to an extent, because not everyone knew what they were in for when they went into the theater and some people wanted to join in that thrill of seeing it and experiencing it in the theater rather than having it spoiled from reviews or Internet gossip or trailers that gave everything away. So, who knows? For those people, I would say it was a good thing. For anyone else who wants to find out, you know, there are always ways of finding out. And people have their hunches. But I sat in a couple of theaters ... and both times, it was like, 'Yeah! Whoa!' There was a verbal and physical reaction to it. So I was like, well, there, it kind of works."

Do you think it was correct in keeping Khan's identity a secret, even though many had guessed who "John Harrison" really was all along? Chime in with your thoughts below.