Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Star Trek Sequel Villain

British actor and star of BBC series Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been cast to play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.

When news broke a few weeks ago that Benicio del Toro was not able to come to terms on the role, speculation and rumors of who would play the film’s villain became at hot topic. Edgar Ramirez and Jordi Molla were both rumored to be possible replacements, making the casting of Cumberbatch a surprise to many.

Variety is reporting that this is indeed the same role Ramirez auditioned for in December.

The 36 year-old actor has been busy as of late, landing roles in War Horse and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He’ll also be playing “Smaug the Dragon” and voice the “Necromancer” in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again.

Cumberbatch joins Noel Clarke, Alice Eve and Peter Weller along with the returning main characters as actors who’ve been cast for the film.

The Star Trek sequel is scheduled to begin filming later this month and will be released May 17, 2013.

Written By

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Jason

    January 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Great casting!

  2. GT

    January 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Hmmm… What ever happened to… Khaaaaaaaaan!?

  3. VegasisCalling

    January 5, 2012 at 6:35 am

    He’s amazing in Sherlock and a fantastic actor. This just got me really excited for this movie!

  4. Jane T

    January 5, 2012 at 6:43 am

    This made my night. Exciting news indeed! 🙂

  5. Anastasia Taz Garcia

    January 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Please tell me he’s there to add quality to the movie and NOT to distract us from say, Bones having less screen time? Or something equally dumb.

  6. Patgoral

    May 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    He looks like a Bajoran here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook

Twitter

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending Articles

News

The premiere of the fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery is right around the corner. Announced during the series’ Star Trek Day panel, Discovery...

News

The cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has been revealed. Joining Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Una Chin-Riley/Number One) and Ethan...

News

The trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Picard made its debut during Wednesday’s Star Trek Day festivities. The trailer gives us a...

News

The event will stream live and feature cast and crew from all five Paramount+ Star Trek series, including Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Picard, Lower...

AboutContactTip UsTerms of UsePrivacy Notice

TrekNews.net, the website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of material created by TrekNews.net is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.


© 2011–2021 TrekNews.net