Rumor : Jedi Benedict Cumberbatch? or Darth Benedict Cumberbatch?

Folks over at, are reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch known for his role as Sherlock in BBC’s popular drama series, ‘Sherlock‘, has been cast for an unknown role in the next Star Wars movie; Star wars Episode VII. Recently he was seen dawning the role of (Spoiler?) Khan in J.J Abrams‘ other film series, Star Trek. So it makes sense that J.J Abrams liked what he saw in him, and decided to include him in Star wars Episode VII.

Could he be a Jedi?

There are no plot details anywhere about what is going to happen in the next Star Wars, so we can only speculate. Seeing that if such a big name as Cumberbatch does join the cast, he would either be a Jedi or someone from the Dark side, because playing anyone other than those two roles would really be a waste of his talents.

In his interview to Total films, he says that he has been a long time fan of Star Wars which could mean that if offered the job, he would not hesitate accepting it.

‘I was much more connected to [Star Wars] as a kid, in the way that a lot of kids are because it’s immediate storytelling, very simple – a beautifully, outrageously simple narrative in a way – and a wonderful three-act melodrama, opera. And I loved them. I really, really loved those films and I always wanted to be Han Solo. Everything Harrison Ford did I just thought was the coolest thing ever’
Website also states that Cumberbatch has dropped out of Guillermo del Toro’s horror movie ‘Crimson Peak’, and no reason was given for his departure. Furthermore, sources say his exit was not due to another project. We would do well here to remember that J.J Abrams also said there would be no ‘Khan’ in Star Trek into Darkness, but we all know how that turned out.

Or will he be on the Dark Side?

Cumberbatch will also be in the next ‘The Hobbit’ movie, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ as the dragon Smaug. Tell us what do you think of all this in the comments below.

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