Or perhaps Fleet Captain Garth, since that was his official Starfleet rank.
Its not even out and I think i've already spotted a plot hole in the film. The Enterprise is parked underwater on a Planet, Kirk and co are being chased by natives and is in bind whether or not to raise the ship to save himself or die to preserve the non-interference part of the prime directive. This sounds fairly reasonable but then you have to ask how the hell did the Enterprise get underwater without them seeing it in the firstplace?
The real question shouldn't be: "how did the ship get underwater without anyone seeing it?" It should be: "Why is it underwater?" It's a space ship. There's no good reason for it to be underwater. If it has anything to do with the Prime Directive, they never hid ships underwater previously, they just hid them behind big space bodies or near planetary poles.
I know there are those who'll say I'll have to watch it to find out or you haven't seen it yet to be able to judge. That is certainly true, however you only have to see somebody murder something once to be able to make a guess as to what they may do a second time.
Actually, your statement is flawed. It clearly operates under the assumption that those of us who are waiting to see what is done don't like the first film. Maybe we do. I know I do. It's not the best thing I've ever seen, but I like it. However, that's not to say I'll like this one. And I'm not going to sit here and play guessing games about what "old foe" is back or which TOS episode they're basing this off of when we don't even know if they're basing it off of anything done on TOS or any Star Trek episode or movie. The main characters whose names we don't know haven't even been revealed, so idle speculation gets us nowhere.