After numerous rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7, came the denial by the actor's representatives. Now Benedict himself puts an end to all that...
The actor spoke to Access Hollywood at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival premiere of “The Fifth Estate.” He said:
“This is the simple truth. J.J. [Abrams] and I have worked together before. I would love to work with him again.
No offer has been made. That is that. And that is that.”
A denial by a rep is one thing, but this is different. Looks like there really hasn't been any talk so far. And I still stick to my theory that no cast from the Star Trek movies will be hired for Star Wars. No matter how good they are.
And let me confuse you even more. :)
"No offer has been made" does not mean "I have not discussed, nor will I appear, in this movie." Gotta love the semantics game.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) September 6, 2013