Benedict Cumberbatch not only has the coolest name in human history, but he also has a name that won’t go away when it comes to Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors. After already being linked to the J.J. Abrams film before this month, our trusty pals over at Latino Review are reporting that not only will Benedict be in on Episode VII, but he’s on board for two more sequels as well.
The site is reporting that Cumberbatch will have a small role in Star Wars Episode VII that blossoms into a larger role in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
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. … Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
It’s in all caps, it has to be true. But in all seriousness, Latino Review very rightfully so points out that Cumberbatch and Abrams tried to pull the wool back over the eyes of the fan when it came to rumors about the actor playing Kahn in Star Trek: Into Darkness. El Mayimbe and the folks at Latino Review were dead on the whole time about the Cumberbatch-Kahn rumors and it’s not like the actor doesn’t have a history of playing coy with fans.
Cumberbatch’s name has now surfaced twice in connection to the new Star Wars films and even if this latest rumor tries to get debunked, it will only increase fan desire for the actor to appear in the film.