Will ‘Sherlock’ Star Play The Master In Upcoming ‘Doctor Who?’
Benedict Cumberbatch will be a household name before very long, if he isn’t already! After all, the actor plays the lead character in Sherlock, and is starring in the upcoming Star Trek movie sequel.
According to some fascinating rumors, that’s not all he’s working on!
According to the express.co.uk website, Cumberbatch is “being lined up to play Doctor Who’s deadly foe The Master for the show’s 50th anniversary. Programme insiders say the 35-year-old actor is likely to lock horns with current Time Lord Matt Smith, 29, when the series marks its half-century next year.
Ironically Cumberbatch has often been linked with the role of the Doctor himself, but has played down the prospect in the past.
One of the things that may make this happen is that writer Steven Moffat is currently at the helm of both the Doctor Who and Sherlock shows on the BBC.
“It’s fitting that the Doctor comes face to face with his ultimate enemy, The Master, for the 50th anniversary and it’s felt Benedict is the perfect choice if schedules can work,” the site was told. “Fans will love the idea of the man who plays Sherlock Holmes taking on the Doctor.”
The last time Whovians saw the Master was during David Tennant‘s time as the Doctor. John Simm took on the role, called by some fans “The Master by way of The Joker” because of the frenetic tone given the Doctor’s opposite number.
“Benedict has often been asked about whether he would like to play the Doctor so it will be ironic if he now ends up being The Master instead,” the site quotes an unnamed source as saying.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available! Of course, as with all unverified rumors, take this with a huge boulder of salt (but it does have a cool ring to it).
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