Cumberbatch for Episode VII? (

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, September 02, 2013
Source: SlashFilm

All right Manics, I know that you have all either heard or read about the latest Star Wars rumor. If not, here it is: Benedict Cumberbatch may be cast in Episode VII. SlashFilm, Collider, and The Film Chronicles are all piecing together interviews, casting changes, rumors and arriving at said conclusion. Quotes such as:

“I’ve already asked [J.J. Abrams] if I can be a lightsaber and we’re in talks – about whirring sounds and the rates for the lights and everything [laughs]”.


“I thought, ‘Yeah, I grew up with them,’ and I just looked recently at when they were released and now I’m like, ‘No, I didn’t grow up with them, I was born with them.’ They were a huge part of my background, and my upbringing”.


Benedict Cumberbatch has recently dropped out of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. The Hollywood Reporter reported: “No reason for his departure was given, although sources say his exit is not due to another project” (read story here).

Is J.J. Abrams is going to tap his Star Trek Into Darkness star for a role in the upcoming film? I would not be against Cumberbatch playing any character in Episode VII. What I want to know is if you Maniacs want us to report these rumors? Speculation is fun, but these rumors seem to be a daily occurrence. 

Mania does get official press releases from both Disney and Lucasfilm and at this time no statement has been issued. Again, do you want us to report these rumors? Does this give you a chance to sound off with your opinion? Here you go Maniacs, sound off below on rumor reporting and Cumberbatch in Episode VII!