A rumor has surfaced in the past couple of days that has actor Benedict Cumberbatch potentially playing a role in the newÂ Star Wars trilogy. Â As Cumberbatch recently played a major villain in Abrams’Â Star Trek Into Darkness, the idea of him playing a primary villain in the newÂ Star WarsÂ trilogy has me more excited than ever for the next three films. Â The rumor is that he’ll play a Sith villain in all three of the films in the trilogy, making him the new trilogy’sÂ Darth Vader of sorts. Â If this keeps up, theÂ Sherlock actor will have played a pretty major villain in some of the largest movies in history. Â This casting, if it pans out, is absolutely a brilliant maneuver, and should happen.
Benedict Cumberbatch could add this role to a list that includes the dragon Smaug fromÂ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Â The rumor is that he had to drop out of Guillermo del Toro’sÂ Crimson Peak for this role. Â It hasn’t been announced yet, however, and could turn out to be as much of a rumor as anything. Â If this pans out… whoa… somehow they’re making moves on these films that are both shockingly cool and giving us a lot of hope that we’ll finally get aÂ Star WarsÂ film that brings the fandom back to where I have remained since I got in to the saga in the mid-90s. Â Please be true.