Rumors: Benedict Cumberbatch To Join Star Wars?
Ok, we admit this one is a little bit obvious, but the rumors linking Benedict Cumberbatch with J.J Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII are exciting nonetheless. Disney are denying the links, but let's examine the reasons why that, if the rumors are indeed false, J.J Abrams should get the Sherlock star involved. For a start, he's already worked with Cumberbatch on a big time Sci-Fi project, albeit in Star Trek: Into Darkness where they didn't come close to utilizing the actor's talents. He is also an actor of immense popularity. It's hard to believe that many Star Wars fans would really be upset at Cumberbatch's addition to the project.
On top of these two rather solid reasons, you have the suspicious fact that Cumberbatch has just had to pull out of a big project which was scheduled for filming next year and therefore crossing over with Episode VII production. Now the rumor goes that Cumberbatch would once again be selected by Abrams as the lead villain for what will surely be the director's defining project. Just imagine, Benedict Cumberbatch as a Sith?! Who isn't on board with that?!