Benedict Cumberbatch has officially been cast in JJ Abrams highly anticipated sequel to Star Trek, there’s no word yet on what role he will be playing but we have a sneaky feeling he will be a villain. The 35 year old actor can currently be seen in BBC’s fantastic updated version of Sherlock Holmes, Cumberbatch has had a pretty good couple of years and is now getting Hollywood’s attention. His performance as Stephen Hawking in the TV drama ‘Hawking’ was a huge achievement and a outstanding piece of work from the London born actor.
He recently featured as Peter Guillam in the stunning adaptation of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, and can be seen later this month in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. As if that wasn’t impressive enough he is set to appear with his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman in both forthcoming Hobbit movies, he will voice the Necromancer and through motion capture he also plays Smaug The Dragon. As much as I am rooting for his career to continue to rise, I don’t want him to leave Sherlock as next to Doctor Who it’s one of the few things the BBC make that is utterly brilliant.
The as yet untitled Star Trek sequel will be released in 2013 and also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Zoe Salana.Pin It