Top 7 guesses for who (or what) the new Star Trek villain may be

Speculation has run wild, like really wild, over who the mysterious villain will be in Star Trek Into Darkness. About the only thing we do know: It'll be played by the creepily awesome Benedict Cumberbatch.

So who will the Sherlock star be playing? We have no idea, but there have been a lot of hints filtered out through cast interviews and snippets scattered throughout the shiny new trailer.

As we make the long wait until the film's May 17, 2013, release date, we've put together a list of the most likely options—as well as a few dark-horse candidates that could shock us all by taking on Kirk and company next year.

Check out the list below and give us your best guess.

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