Benedict Cumberbatch Joins J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek 2’ in Villain Role

As exclaimed by Jeremy Kirk: “Yes! We all get to keep saying the name Benedict Cumberbatch!” Indeed we do. Variety, with extra confirmation from Deadline, is reporting that on-the-rise British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has nabbed the villain role in J.J. Abrams’ currently untitled Star Trek 2. This kind of throws a wrench in the mix, considering we were all following Edgar Ramirez for Khan, and now Variety says he “landed the role that Edgar Ramirez had auditioned for last month.” So who is the villain? Someone new, perhaps? Benedict currently appears on “Sherlock” on BBC right now and he was also in War Horse. Cumberbatch isn’t the only one joining the cast, as Variety also reported that another on-the-rise British actor named Noel Clarke (from “Doctor Who”, Heartless, Centurion, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) is set for a role as “a family man with a wife and young daughter.” …

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