Benedict Cumberbatch will NOT appear in Star Wars VII

     Despite the circulating rumors of J.J. Abrams casting Benedict Cumberbatch in the next installment of the Star Wars saga, it has been officially denied by a spokesman for Cumberbatch himself:
“There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars,” a spokesperson for the 37-year-old actor told the News. “I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek.”
     It would seem pretty convenient that timing that Cumberbatch recently withdrew from Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak.  I'm grateful for this news- as wonderful as he is, there's an over saturation of Cumberbatch right now.  It would be even more convenient that it Star Wars: Episode VII will begin filming in his own home in the U.K.

     Cumberbatch himself had previously mentioned loving the Star Wars saga as a kid, and joked about being in talks to play a lightsaber and how much it would cost to make the lightsaber's iconic whirring noises with Total Film.

     Personally, I think this is a very good thing- to keep him from being a big villain in both new series' movies.  Then again, I do recall being assured that he was most definitely NOT playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, but that turned out to be a huge marketing lie.  So hopefully this is true and he won't be boldly going over to The Force.

Source [ NY Daily News ]

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