Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch says he doesn’t know how he landed in the ‘Star Wars’ casting rumor mill

Countless Star Wars swirl around the Internet as Star Wars Episode VII will begin production soon, headed into a 2015 release.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest to find himself in the center of these rumors. While promoting his latest film, The Fifth Estate, Cumberbatch denies the connnection or how this started.

star-trek-into-darkness Benedict Cumberbatch“I don’t know. I genuinely don’t know,” Cumberbatch told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz.

Following his role as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Batch was said to be cast as a Sith Lord in Star Wars 7, reuniting with director JJ Abrams.

These rumors first popped up last week when Cumberbatch suddenly pulled out of director Guillermo Del Toro’s next film, Crimson Peak.

Tom Hiddleston stepped into the role, replacing one fan favorite actor for another, but this is the news Cumberbatch theorizes, led to his present association with Star Wars.

“This is all conjecture after me passing on another film, and that meant me meeting with people saying, ‘Ah, he’s passed to free himself up for ‘Star Wars.” I didn’t know they were filming at the same time. I had no idea, and of course I’d like to be in it. Of course I’d like to do it, but no formal offers are being made at all as far as I’m aware. So really, it is just conjecture.”

 The Fifth Estate  opens on October 18th.



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