Sorry folks, look like the rumour is false.
The British actor is not reteaming with his “Star Trek Into Darkness” director on J.J. Abrams’ foray into the “Star Wars” universe, Cumberbatch’s rep confirmed to the News.
“There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars,” a spokesperson for the 37-year-old actor told the News. “I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek .”
So that’s that. But then again JJ Abrams didn’t confirm that Cumberbatch was Khan until like 2 weeks after Star Trek Into Darkness was in theatres, so at this point anything is still possible.