January 4, 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch Nabs Villain Role In Star Trek 2
Deadline and Variety reports that J.J. Abrams and Paramount has found their villain for Star Trek 2. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has landed the role which had previously been offered to Benicio Del Toro. Cumberbatch is best known for the excellent BBC series Sherlock Holmes. He recently became a big name after starring in Danny Boyle's play based on Frankenstein along with small roles in Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, The Hobbit and War Horse. The untitled Star Trek sequel will come out on May 17th 2013.