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Monday, September 2, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Supposedly Cast in Star Wars Episode VII

By Dave Bouressa

According to a report from, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as an unspecified role in the upcoming film in the Star Wars saga.

There’s a lot of gossip swirling around that Lucasfilm are about to make a big casting announcement regarding Star Wars VII, and that casting announcement appears to be none-other than Benedict Cumberbatch, most recently seen in director JJ Abrams’ previous movie, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.

Fans of Cumberbatch will also know him from the BBC's Sherlock, and more recently, J.J. Abrams latest installment in the Star Trek films, Star Trek: Into Darkness as "Khan".  Having only recently been hooked on Sherlock, and seeing him as "Khan", Cumberbatch has an impeccable skill of playing good, evil, and nuetral all at the same time, so for him to show up in a Star Wars film would be nothing short of a great addition. However, would Abrams use Cumberbatch as a villian twice in a row?

Cumberbatch was originally scheduled to star in Guillermo del Toro's horror movie "Crimson Peak", but has recently dropped the role-supposedly for another project.

Rumors traversed the internet several months ago of Cumberbatch appearing as a possible apprentice to the Emperor, but this is the first "big-time news" that we are hearing anything of.

We will have to wait and see...

Star Wars Episode VII will hit theaters 2015 and is directed by J.J. Abrams

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