While it’s still sometimes difficult to accept there really is a person called Benedict Cumberbatch (it sounds too much like the villain from an Edwardian novel), he’s doing very well for himself thanks to TV’s Sherlock. He’s also bagged a role in the upcoming War Horse and The Hobbit and now his star is set to rise into the stratosphere as he’s been cast as the villain in Star Trek 2, according to Variety.
He’s not the only new Brit onboard, as Noel Clarke is also joining the movie. It isn’t known precisely what role either will play (as is always the way with JJ Abrams films), although it’s said Clarke will be a family man with a wife and young daughter, while Cumberbatch is the main villain.
We still don’t know who that villain will be, although rumours still swirl that it’ll be legendary bad guy Khan (which seems to be at least paritally based on the fact previous actors in the frame for the part, such as Benicio Del Toro and Edgar Ramirez, are hispanic).
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