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