Thursday 5 January 2012

Sherlock is the next Trek bad guy!

I don't normally report on casting news, but this is too stupendously exciting not to: As reported by, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's ridiculously amazing series Sherlock (the second series of which just started) has been cast as the villian in the next Star Trek film!

So who will Cumberbatch play? I've been expecting the Klingons to be the bad guys in the next film, and could see Cumberbatch playing a crafty Klingon leader. Khan has been widely discussed too, but he doesn't seem to fit that role; if only on appearance. Or maybe he could be something else familiar, or something new altogether. Here's a quickly cobbled together line-up of roles I think he'd take on rather well:

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