A rep for Benedict Cumberbatch has denied that he has been offered a role in Star Wars Episode VII.
Reports circulated yesterday that the actor will join up again with his Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams on the new Star Wars film, but the spokesman has told the Daily News that this is not the case.
“There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars. I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek.”
Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled to be released in 2015.