More rumors and leaks from Star Wars Episode 7: Is it possible that Sherlock is joining the cast?
The Metro UK is reporting with his appearance on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show, Benedict Cumberbatch has restarted the possibility of his participation in Star Wars Episode 7, to be released December 18 next year.
The speculation begins with Cumberbatch’s visit to both the Star Wars Episode 7, then Norton’s interview.. With fellow Middle Earth inhabitant Andy Serkis playing an as-yet-undetermined role in the film, and his Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams behind the camera, it’s still possible that all actors may find their way onto the screen in spite of filming being mostly completed.
It was announced that Warwick Davis would be joining the production, marking his third Star Wars movie appearance.
The possiblity of Cumberbatch playing a part in the film seems plausible Indeed, he was rumored to be playing the lead villain, with many websites picking Cumberbatch to play a descendant of former SithLord Count Dooku, portrayed brilliantly by Christopher Lee in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Cumberbatch denied the rumors, and as time rolled on, the question stopped being asked. But now, that door is once again open.
So, if he is involved then what part could he play, so late in the production?
One would think any role would be small and almost insignificant, but if Star Wars has shown us anything, his potential role could be major.
David Prowse once donned the armor of Darth Vader, but later had James Earl Jones voice the iconic role. However, any role can now be created or even recreated on a computer.
The Mirror is reporting that while on The Graham Norton Show, Cumberbatch made no mention of roles and such, saying “no comment,” but did say “I went to the set. It was incredible. I probably shouldn’t be saying these things.”
One would think anyone visiting the Star Wars set would have to sign a non-disclosure agreement to get on and off the set.
Cumberbatch also mentioned Simon Pegg has been rumored to joining the movie, as well.
Pegg soon replied about the Sherlock actor’s comments, he said, “Well, J.J. uses me in different roles, and we’re good friends. I feel like my face in ‘Star Wars’ would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love ‘Star Wars,’ and I don’t want people to watch and go, ‘Oh, there’s Simon Pegg’s face.'”
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