Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch recently spoke to MTV about his upcoming role in Star Trek 2. There has been a bunch of specuation as to what type of character he would be playing since it was announced he was joining the cast of J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sequel. Will he be playing Khan or some other villain within the Trek universe?
"I don't think we do know that, actually. That's just supposition. And that's all I'm going to say about it."
"I started [becoming a 'Star Trek' fan] slowly, but quite genuinely, when he rebooted it with this last film," the actor said of his own "Trek" familiarity. "I have lots of friends and family, all sorts of people who've loved all of the series and all of the films. I've been introduced to it through them and now I'm going back to them and asking them questions so I can get up to speed with true Trekkies."
"[Abrams has] great ideas. It's been great fun to prep. I start [shooting] next week, which is really exciting, and I can't say any more than that."
I am looking forward to seeing this film when it hits theaters no matter what role Cumberbatch plays. I am glad to see him involved in this sequel. Stay tuned for all of the latest coverage from Star Trek 2.