Benedict Cumberbatch Says "No Offer Has Been Made" For STAR WARS EPISODE VII

While many doubted the word of a rep for the British actor (after all, how many times have we heard THAT?), Benedict Cumberbatch himself has now addressed recent reports that he is the first major casting addition to J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII. It's bad news Sherlock fans...

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By Josh Wilding - 9/6/2013

Well, it was a nice thought while it lasted! Like many of you, I didn't totally buy those denials from Benedict Cumberbatch's reps, but we now have word straight from the horse's mouth (and no, that isn't some sort of pun in regards to his role in War Horse). Talking to Access Hollywood at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival premiere of The Fifth Estate, the Star Trek Into Darkness star said: "This is the simple truth. J.J. [Abrams] and I have worked together before. I would love to work with him again. No offer has been made. That is that. And that is that." Is it though? If Cumberbatch has been offered a role in the movie, he's not going to come straight out and admit it! For now, we're just going to have to wait and see. Just think back to all those 'Khan' denials...
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HavocPrime - 9/6/2013, 3:40 PM
“I play John Harrison who’s a terrorist and an extraordinary character in his own right,” Benedict Cumberbatch

Just going to leave that their.
Jazza815 - 9/6/2013, 3:50 PM
He said he wasn't offered a role, he didn't say he wasn't in talks for a role ;)
nld3 - 9/6/2013, 3:55 PM
I hope he takes some role in 7.
Godzillafart - 9/6/2013, 3:55 PM
Good. Let his talents go elsewhere. They would be wasted.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 3:56 PM
a Jedi or Dr. Strange ?
soberchimera - 9/6/2013, 4:03 PM
From an Aug. 21 2012 interview: "I’m bored of denying that it’s Khan now, because people keep saying it."
Godzillafart - 9/6/2013, 4:05 PM
I have literally been saying for years that this guy needs to be Dr. Strange.
DaVinci31 - 9/6/2013, 4:18 PM
Cumberbatch for Brainiac.

zenmutiny - 9/6/2013, 4:30 PM
Should have been Batman.....
JediPhilosopher - 9/6/2013, 4:47 PM
I would like him as Batman about as much as I like Affleck as Batman. Not at all. When you don't look right for a part, no amount of acting ability can compensate.
thewonderer - 9/6/2013, 4:48 PM
Stop [frick]ing typecasting him as a villain, people
SnapperCarr - 9/6/2013, 4:51 PM
He'd be a good Sith character.
DestroyerofHaters - 9/6/2013, 5:14 PM
@JediPhilosopher-You're foolish.
DioFoRio - 9/6/2013, 5:31 PM
He means to say "they haven't made an offer that we can agree on yet." He'll be in it.This is just the negotiating phase. Now the masses will make some noise about having him in the movie in turn forcing said studio to pay him what he wants...wash ,rinse ,repeat with the next big movie to be cast.
DioFoRio - 9/6/2013, 5:32 PM
I picture the wonderer to sound like that one dude crying for people to "leave Brittany alone!".
Danbojohnj - 9/6/2013, 6:45 PM
Not what he said it's what he didn't say.
AUSSYACE - 9/6/2013, 8:00 PM
I say NO...

He is just an ok actor and nothing really special...
Bread - 9/6/2013, 8:03 PM
Cumberbatch for The Riddler
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LP4 - 9/6/2013, 8:32 PM
I don't believe a single word comin from his mouth. This denial is coming from the same asshole who kept denying he was Khan in STID

He denied the khan rumors multiple times. I say he's lying again and he is definitely in SW Ep 7
Dunejedi - 9/6/2013, 9:59 PM
Yeah, there's plenty of wiggle room in that statement. It could still go either way, but I suspect he will get a role. If he definitely wasn't going to be in it, there're easier ways to say it than this. And even then, who would believe him?
Panoramacon - 9/6/2013, 11:25 PM
Between Government and Hollywood these days if you are in either camp, I don't believe anything you say, blissfully go on believing you are as dishonest as a con artist and will just let what ever happens happen.
nach1wan - 9/7/2013, 4:42 AM
i read his comment in khan's voice... sounds menacing
heitish - 9/7/2013, 6:29 AM
I saw Star Trek 2 the last night and it was the first time i saw benedict performe and i got hooked! What a amazing actor, you guys say dr strange and i am all for that!

THX1973 - 9/7/2013, 9:59 AM
Tom Hiddleston is replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak. That and SW VII are scheduled to start shooting in January. This leads me to believe he is freeing up his schedule for Star Wars and is just waiting for an offer.
JatevinM - 9/7/2013, 10:16 AM
The only CBM role I want to see Benedict Cumberbatch in is Martian Manhunter. He is perfect for the role. Everything from his voice, his mannerisms, height, facial features, and his enture presence on screen.

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