We've heard the Cumberbatch rumors for quite a while now and all of us can make the connection in our heads, but the folkses over at Film Chronicle have taken the latest buzz that Lucasfilm/Disney are on the verge of making a casting announcement and plugged the Sherlock fanboy fav into that role.
Obviously Cumberbatch and Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams, have a working relationship from their Star Trek days and, as the article lets you know, Cumberbatch grew up loving Star Wars. No clue what role he'd fill but early rumors placed him as a Sith Lord in a role that would stretch over all 3 films. Will he be Abrams go to baddie? If Film Chronicle is right we will find out soon enough!