Cumberbatch teases there might be more to those Star Wars rumors after all

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Sep 9, 2013

Rumors have been swirling that Benedict Cumberbatch might play the Big Bad in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, and despite denials, Cumberbatch is still dropping hints about the project. The latest?

Just last week, Cumberbatch’s management refuted claims that he’d have a role in the new Star Wars movies (allegedly as a Sith, for the record), but the actor sounds a lot more open to it a new interview with The Telegraph.

Cumberbatch was very complimentary of Abrams, but notes everyone needs to resist jumping the gun with all these rumors. But his final line tells the story:

“Of course I’d love to do Star Wars and work with JJ Abrams again because we had such a good time on Star Trek,” he says. “But nobody has been cast and there are no offers out to anyone apart from the regulars who are returning. So that’s that rumour quashed.” Then he adds with a grin: “We’ll have to wait and see.”

No one has been cast, and no offers have been made. Yet. Hmm. Cumberbatch’s John Harrison character was one of the best things about Star Trek Into Darkness, and he’s definitely versatile enough to play a compelling baddie. 

But should Star Wars and Star Trek share actors (especially when they’re both playing villains)?

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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