This Article is From Sep 04, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch not part of Star Wars: Episode VII

Benedict Cumberbatch not part of Star Wars: Episode VII

Benedict Cumberbatch features in Star Trek Into Darkness

Highlights

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, who was rumoured to be attached to director JJ Abrams' long-awaited sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, has denied that he is a part of it.
  • The Star Trek Into Darkness actor's representative said that Cumberbatch, 37, is not reteaming with Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII, reported the New York Daily News.
  • "There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars. I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek," said the representative.
  • Speculation had been intensified because of the timing of Cumberbatch's exit from director Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak.
  • Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to start filming in London early next year.
New York: Benedict Cumberbatch, who wasrumoured to be attached to director JJ Abrams' long-awaitedsequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, has denied that heis a part of it.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actor's representative saidthat Cumberbatch, 37, is not reteaming with Abrams for StarWars: Episode VII, reported the New York Daily News.

"There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast inStar Wars. I think the rumours are circling because JJ andBenedict have just recently had a wonderful time workingtogether on Star Trek," said the representative.

Speculation had been intensified because of the timing ofCumberbatch's exit from director Guillermo Del Toro's CrimsonPeak.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to start filming inLondon early next year.