Earlier this month, a rumor began to circulate about ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Benedict Cumberbatch joining J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. Apparently, just as I had predicted, he was being courted to play a Sith Lord that would be heavily featured throughout the whole trilogy. But even though he and his people have come out and denied that he would be venturing into a galaxy far, far away, Latino Review continues to say that he will.
According to the site’s latest report, Cumberbatch will indeed be featured in the newest ‘Star Wars’ film that will be released under the Disney banner. They published a rumor debunking piece of their own to remind the world that he has been known to deny a high profile role up and down in the past. Here’s what the Latino Review crew had to say about the casting:
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three ‘Star Wars’ films! It’s all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be will in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ movies. I don’t care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in ‘Episode VII’ is very small but the role is much bigger in ‘Episode VIII’ and ‘Episode IX’.
Where do you stand on this topic? Do you think this is all a ruse by Benedict Cumberbatch and his people? Or do you think that it’s all misdirection to keep a small element of surprise in the film? Let us know what you think in the comments below.