Details on Benedict Cumberbatch's STAR WARS VII Role
Yesterday a big glorious rumor hit the net that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Apparently a lot of people of been sitting on this rumor for a while. Now that the cat is out of the bag, we have a few details on what role he will have in the film, thanks to Badass Digest.
According to the site, the actor is up for the role of a villain in the story, a Sith villain. It's supposedly a major role that will continue throughout the whole new trilogy! As suspected, this is the reason the actor dropped out of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.
The casting obviously isn't set in stone until an official announcement is made. There are representatives denying this story all over the place, but reps will deny and deny and deny until it's true. The site reminds us all of the times Abrams and his reps were denying up and down that Khan was the villain in Star Trek... look how that turned out.
Benedict is definitely in the running for this role in the film, and I really hope he ends up doing it, because as you know, he would make a hell of a badass Sith lord!