Rumors have recently been spreading around the internet saying that Benedict Cumberbatch may be appearing in the new ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’.
Cumberbatch was originally supposed to be acting in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film titled ‘Crimson Peak’. He dropped out of being apart of ‘Crimson Peak’, which began being produced about the same time as the up an coming Star Wars trilogy.
When he gave up the offer of working with Guillermo del Toro, no reason was given as to why he had made this decision. Perhaps he left the set of ‘Crimson Peak’ so that he could begin working on a role in Star Wars?
Cumberbatch was in the movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, which was directed by J.J. Abrams. The new Star Wars movie is also being directed by J.J. Abrams. Since they had such a strong bond when working together during the filming of Star Trek, it would be of no surprise if they came together again to produce another movie.
Apparently Benedict Cumberbatch has always been a fan of Star Wars. In a recent interview with Total Film, he discussed both Star Trek and Star Wars, but leaned more toward being a Star Wars fan. “I was much more connected to [Star Wars] as a kid, in the way that a lot of kids are because it’s immediate storytelling, very simple – a beautifully, outrageously simple narrative in a way – and a wonderful three-act melodrama, opera. And I loved them. I really, really loved those films and I always wanted to be Han Solo. Everything Harrison Ford did I just thought was the coolest thing ever – Raiders Of The Lost Ark was very much my upbringing as well,” he told Total Film.
With the production of Star Wars: Episode VII currently being in the works, Benedict Cumberbatch’s announcement pertaining to staring in the movie, could take place any day now.
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