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Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't deny his possible involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII

Sep. 9, 2013by:

Damn you, Benedict Cumberbatch! After what seemed like a pretty concrete denial regarding the rumors of his casting as a villain in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, Cumberbatch had to go and stir the pot by putting a little disclaimer at the end of his comments.

Cumberbatch recently worked with J.J. Abrams on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and just dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK for what many assumed would be a role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Cumberbatch was announced as the star of the adaptation of the book THE LOST CITY OF Z, a film that had Brad Pitt set to star before. With SHERLOCK probably coming back for another season after the upcoming third, where would the in demand Brit find time to play a Jedi or a Sith?

According to comments made to The Telegraph, Cumberbatch isn't sharing:

Of course Id 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 thats that rumour quashed. Then he adds with a grin: Well have to wait and see.

The first part of the quote is identical to what he told Access Hollywood, but that final line could be just an aside that warrants no further analysis. But, this is the Internet where we over-analyze everything and everyone. It is impossible to judge those comments one way or the other, so I will continue to hold a glimmer of hope that Cumberbatch will appear in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. If the promise of casting news does in fact hit soon, we will have a better idea of where things are going.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is slated to open sometime in 2015.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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9:33PM on 09/09/2013

awesome in star trek

However he cant play Kahn and a Star Wars villian. I just dont like the idea of the same actors in Star Trek and Star Wars. Now if hes in make up or something then i guess im ok with it.
However he cant play Kahn and a Star Wars villian. I just dont like the idea of the same actors in Star Trek and Star Wars. Now if hes in make up or something then i guess im ok with it.
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8:19PM on 09/09/2013
I'm actually excited for new Star Wars. I give that there is no telling yet if it will be any good or not, but I'm happy I'll get the opportunity to view new material, hopefully new ideas, and judge from there. If it's bad, it's not the end of the world for anyone...and if it's good? :)
I'm actually excited for new Star Wars. I give that there is no telling yet if it will be any good or not, but I'm happy I'll get the opportunity to view new material, hopefully new ideas, and judge from there. If it's bad, it's not the end of the world for anyone...and if it's good? :)
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7:45PM on 09/09/2013
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until I looked at the paycheck which said $4718, I accept that...my... father in law was truly taking home money part time at there computar.. there moms best frend haz done this less than six months and resently repayed the morgage on there home and purchased a new Smart ForTwo. visit ,, www.buzz90.com
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7:00PM on 09/09/2013
Sure... now that Daredevil is the new Batman, Cap America was Johnny Storm, and Halle Berry was Storm and Catwoman, we need Khan to be Darth Vader. Obvious choise Hollywood!
Sure... now that Daredevil is the new Batman, Cap America was Johnny Storm, and Halle Berry was Storm and Catwoman, we need Khan to be Darth Vader. Obvious choise Hollywood!
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5:16PM on 09/09/2013
I'd like to see him in Episode VII, but I'm not going to cry if he isn't. I willing to wait & see what Abrams has in mind.
I'd like to see him in Episode VII, but I'm not going to cry if he isn't. I willing to wait & see what Abrams has in mind.
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4:32PM on 09/09/2013

Hmmm...

Cumberbatch or Zac Efron?
At least the rumours are getting better talent involved.
Zac Efron. Give me a break.
Cumberbatch or Zac Efron?
At least the rumours are getting better talent involved.
Zac Efron. Give me a break.
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3:24PM on 09/09/2013
getting class actors like him involved is always a good thing!
getting class actors like him involved is always a good thing!
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3:19PM on 09/09/2013
I think he's just not ruling it out as a possibility. I wouldn't mind him being in it though.
I think he's just not ruling it out as a possibility. I wouldn't mind him being in it though.
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3:11PM on 09/09/2013

duh...

duh....why would you believe anyone attached to JJ's films?? that's your problem right there. He's all about keeping things secret and that includes having cast and crew lie to try to flip the switch....you of all people should know better than that....even joblowers said as much in they comments...doi
duh....why would you believe anyone attached to JJ's films?? that's your problem right there. He's all about keeping things secret and that includes having cast and crew lie to try to flip the switch....you of all people should know better than that....even joblowers said as much in they comments...doi
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3:00PM on 09/09/2013
I think you might reading too much into it.
I think you might reading too much into it.
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2:54PM on 09/09/2013
In the OT, Cumberbatch would have been a lower-ranking Imperial officer who got stranglewanked by Vader.
In the OT, Cumberbatch would have been a lower-ranking Imperial officer who got stranglewanked by Vader.
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7:03PM on 09/09/2013
Yes! It's funny how many well-known British film & TV actors had those small roles in the OT.
Yes! It's funny how many well-known British film & TV actors had those small roles in the OT.
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