Ok so one of the first major rumours about Star Wars Episode VII has creeped out in the form of Mr Benedict Cumberbatch (he was in that other space franchise don’t you know) being part of the cast. Lucas Film and Disney have obviously issued ‘No comment’ but it’s expected something may be announced soon with many Star Wars fans growing impatient with the lack of news.
You can read more about it over at Film Chronicles should you wish. If this was to come off, it would make sense given his excellent acting ability, and that he has worked with J.J Abrams in the past. The big question is who will he play? Lot’s of rumours abound that he will be playing a Sith, this would make sense, he’s great with darker characters and has the range to pull off something menacing, but it might be nice to see him in a good role, perhaps as the new lead of the film as a Jedi?
I’m sure we’ll hear some more soon.
- Rumor: Benedict Cumberbatch Included in Star Wars: Episode VII “Upcoming Cast Announcement” by Lucasfilm Ltd. (thehothspot.com)
- Details On Benedict Cumberbatch’s (Rumored) Role In STAR WARS EPISODE VII Revealed (comicbookmovie.com)
- Benedict Cumberbatch Rumors for STAR WARS VII Are Blowing My Mind (geektyrant.com)