There’s been a lot of speculation about what role Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing in the new Star Trek film ever since it was announced that he had landed himself a part and it looks like we could be one step closer to knowing.
Sherlock star Cumberbatch made his transition from TV actor to film actor in the 2011 hit Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and it wasn’t long before big Hollywood offers started rolling in. As you’ll already know he’s bagged himself a part in Peter Jackson’s next epic film, The Hobbit and he was also quickly snapped up for a part in Star Trek 2.
Cumberbatch came on board with the film when Benecio Del Toro dropped out of the project and now it is widely being speculated that Cumberbatch will be playing the role of Khan, an exiled warmonger who now has it in for the Star Trek crew.
The role was originally played by Ricardo Montalban however according to website TrekMovie Cumberbatch will now be taking on the villainous role.
Star Trek 2 is due to be released in the UK on 17th May 2013 so we’ve still got quite a heft wait until we get to see any footage from the film so for now we can class the reports about Cumberbatch’s character firmly under ‘rumour’ although we imagine things will be confirmed sooner rather than later. Watch this space Trek fans.