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No Wrath for Sherlock?

July 9th, 2012 by Jay Comments

According to SFX, the Sherlock star will play Gary Mitchell, an original series character who attended Starfleet Academy with James Kirk (Chris Pine).

Mitchell and Kirk were friends until an encounter with a galactic barrier transformed him into a cruel, ruthless and supremely powerful villain.

The actor was cast in JJ Abrams’s sequel earlier this year, but there has so far been no confirmation of what part he is playing beyond the fact that his character is a villain.

Karl Urban, who plays Bones in Abrams’s rebooted franchise, appeared to unintentionally confirm the role, saying of Cumberbatch: “He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”

Rumours that Cumberbatch would be playing legendary villain Khan have been denied by his co-star Simon Pegg.

Hoax or truth?  we’ll have to wait to find out!

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to

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