Cumberbatch’s people told the New York Daily News in no uncertain terms that the Brit star would not appear in Episode VII. “There is no truth to the rumour Benedict has been cast in Star Wars,” said a spokesperson. “I think the rumours are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on Star Trek.”
Well, I mean of course they do. And you know, we’ve never been lied to about these sorts of things, and certianly not where JJ Abrams and Bad Robot are concerened… (/sarcasm).