Mickey Smith and Sherlock Just Got Beamed Up by J.J.Abrams

It’s been a solid few weeks since Star Trek Dos: Rise of Endless Casting Rumors has hit the web, but to make up for its absence, there are two new stars reportedly joining the next outing for the revamped USS Enterprise. Variety and Deadline are reporting independently the addition of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Noel Clarke to the cast of the next Trek film.

With Peter Weller (Robocop) already on board this adds even more nerd-credibility to the next Star Trek film than we could have thought possible. Is Simon Pegg pulling the casting strings here? Further, what roles could Cumberbatch and Clarke be playing? (We now know.)

UPDATE: Several sources including TrekMovie and GammaSquad, are reporting Cumberbatch is CONFIRMED for the villian, while Noel Clarke will be playing “a family man with a wife and daughter.”

Meanwhile, The Huffington Post ran a Twitter poll to name Cumberbatch’s new character. Moviefone.com already offered suggestions, which you can read here. (Our favorite is easily Gorn McPerfecthair)

Click to EnlargeAlso: MTV.com is already having a good time with photoshop. Check out Cumberbatch as a Klingon. (They’ve also got him as Khan and as a Talosian.)

Cumberbatch fever is full speed now. We couldn’t be more excited.





[Initial news via Deadline and Variety]


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