Cumberbatch May Join "Star Wars Episode 7"

Rumors are swirling that Benedict Cumberbatch is up for a key role in JJ Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm.

Cumberbatch lives in London where the film will shoot early next year, Cumberbatch is a self described Star Wars fanatic, and Abrams has a enjoys using former cast members from previous projects in other films and franchises.

He played the villain in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness,". Some are saying he will play General Thrawn from the "Thrawn Trilogy" of books back in the 90s.

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