We've known that Lucasfilm has been sitting on a big announcement for over a week now and today the rumor mill continues to swirl around the unannounced announcement. Some joint called Film Chronicles is claiming that Benedict Cumberbatch is a good bet to be the villain of Star Wars Episode VII. There's a lot of big jumps to take to get to the point where one can legitimately connect the dots but that's what rumors and fan speculation is.
Cumberbatch is a solid actor and did a wonderful job in Star Trek Into Darkness as Khan. I would buy him as a shady, Sith Lord but I'd also feel like J.J. Abrams, who unfairly gets to have the keys to both of the biggest sci-fi kingdoms ever, would be attacked for bring Cumberbatch into Star Wars after using him in Star Trek. Production on Epidsode VII has reportedly been pushed back and it's looking like a Christmas 2015 release but things will definitely kick into gear very soon and we will likely be getting a lot of news in the next two months. Sign up for the Brain Splatter mailing list to make sure you won't miss a bit of the news!