Amid rumours of Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron and Leonardo DiCaprio auditioning for roles in Episode VII at Disney. Allegedly Benedict Cumberbatch will be the first casting announcement from Lucasfilm. If true. This would reunite the actor with Into Darkness director JJ Abrams.
The Sherlock star has admitted he was a Star Wars fan, like so many of us, as a child.
He told Total Film: "I was much more connected to [Star Wars] as a kid, in the way that a lot of kids are because it’s immediate storytelling, very simple – a beautifully, outrageously simple narrative in a way – and a wonderful three-act melodrama, opera. And I loved them.
"I really, really loved those films and I always wanted to be Han Solo. Everything Harrison Ford did I just thought was the coolest thing ever."
After Benedict's brilliant turn as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. He should play a Sith.