Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed for Star Trek 2

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This 2009 film reboot of the popular sci-fi franchise follows the main characters when they were all young. Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto star.
November 6th, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed to appear in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.

Following speculation the 'Sherlock' star will portray a supervillain in the forthcoming sci-fi movie - a sequel to 2009's 'Star Trek' - director J.J. Abrams has revealed the 36-year-old actor has been cast in the motion picture.

When asked whether Benedict will star in the production, he replied to Yahoo!: ''Uh huh.

''It is obvioiusly a little too early to be talking specifically about the movie, but we're editing the film now.

''It has been a blast working with the same cast, and some new amazing actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, who is this British actor who is mind-blowingly great, and we are putting the movie together now.''

J.J. - who is well known for being secretive about the project - confirmed the film will be released ''next May'' and it is currently at the editing stage.

The director previously unveiled a clip of 'Star Trek Into the Darkness' lasting less than two seconds long, which appeared to show Spock - who will be portrayed for a second film running by Zachary Quinto - ''in a volcano, in a crazy suit''.

Noel Clarke recently admitted he is unsure whether he will star in the sequel because while he was cast in the sci-fi movie earlier this year, he wasn't given a character name.

Speaking earlier this month, the 'Doctor Who' actor said: ''As far as I'm aware I'm still in the movie.

''You go out there and do a big film, you don't know what they're gonna cut.''

'Star Trek Into the Darkness' is scheduled to be released on May 17, 2013.