Published On: Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch confirms he’s not in ‘Star Wars 7,’ won’t be in ‘Doctor Who’

The British superstar Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed that the rumors about a role in Star Wars: Episode VII or joining Doctor Who are just that, rumors.

For months Cumberbatch has been thought to be cast in the new Star Wars film as a Sith Lord or possibly joining the popular science fiction cult show, but he put these thoughts and rumors to rest.

Here’s a look at what Cumberbatch said about Star Wars: Episode VII and Doctor Who during a Q&A at Australia’s Oz Comic-Con, reported by The Iris.

The Iris ‏@TheIrisAU  I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s new Star Wars but it won’t happen sadly

The Iris ‏@TheIrisAU I’m never gonna play The Doctor, & nothing to do with the Whoniverse

After starring in Star Trek Into Darkness, Cumberbatch appears to be primed for another jaunt as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, but no information has yet to drop on a fourth season.

No official casting and news yet on the new Star Wars film, but Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and R2-D2 are all confirmed.

Star Wars Episode VII is set for theaters December 19, 2015.

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