ByScott Pierce, writer at
Yell at me on Twitter: @gingerscott. Managing Editor at Moviepilot.
Scott Pierce

The blogs were on fire with the news that Sherlock and Smaug himself, Mr. , is strongly linked to a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. Other actors, including and , have been named as contenders to join the cast, but the news that Cumberbatch would be heading to a galaxy far, far away seem to be the most believable. In addition to his affiliation with director , the original source, Film Chronicles, isn't known for providing unreliable news, which makes this seem all the more believable. Everyone seems to be saying that this isn't a done deal, but it's also going to be announced very shortly.

This all begs the question - Who, if anyone, is Cumberbatch going to play?

Badass Digest is now reporting that he'll be joining the cast as a major character, specifically a Sith Lord. This comes from writer Devin Faraci, who doesn't seem to cite a source about where or who he heard this from. Would you guys want to see Cumberbatch take on a villainous role again or would you rather see him taking Mace Windu's thrown as the coolest Jedi out there?

Hit me up and let me know how you feel about this


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