Benedict Cumberbatch Denies STAR WARS EPISODE VII Involvement

Benedict Cumberbatch Denies STAR WARS EPISODE VII Involvement

But can we really trust the word of the man who said he wasn't Khan in another J.J. Abrams helmed movie, Star Trek Into Darkness? Hit the jump to hear what Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had to say when he was quizzed about his rumoured connection to Star Wars Episode VII?

There are only a handful of actors who seem to be anywhere near close to being attached to Star Wars Episode VII (Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o for example), but one name which seems to always crop up is Benedict Cumberbatch. Fans are desperate to see the British actor reunite with director J.J. Abrams, and while both men seem to be remarkably good at keeping secrets, it does now appear as if the Sherlock star has taken himself out of the running once and for all. Talking at the Oz Comic Con recently, @TheIrisAU reports that the actor said, "I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s new Star Wars but it won’t happen sadly." He also dismissed the possibility of EVER playing The Doctor in Doctor Who, or even making appearance in the popular BBC series for that matter. This is disappointing news on all counts really, but would it be naive to hope that the reason for it is down to him playing a certain other doctor for Marvel Studios? We'll have to wait and see...

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