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Benedict Cumberbatch Eyed for Role in Two DC Films

Posted by Unknown Friday, September 5, 2014
More comic book film news from yours truly! I've got another bit for you all about DC and its moves toward getting some big box-office draws for their upcoming films. They need some names that will get people excited and butts in the seats come release time. The latest rumor involves BBC master thespian Benedict Cumberbatch and a yet to be determined role/film.

DC superhero Benedict Cumberbatch casting
Cumberbatch is reportedly being considered for two films. One is the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the other is the Justice League film. His role would supposedly be that of Justice League member Martian Manhunter, but hold on a second here. For the Justice League movie, I understand the consideration. It hasn't been set up yet. But Martian Manhunter might appear in Batman v. Superman? What the hell, DC? That movie is already filming; it's been filming for weeks!

This makes no sense. First, there are too many characters jammed into the film as it is, and adding Maritan Manhunter adds more convolution to a crowded canvas. Second, how on Earth do they not already have this film cast? It's filming right now. I'm not Martin Scorsese or anything, but don't you cast a film first, then shoot?

In addition, BBC Newsbeat is reporting the role for this first film might be that of a villain. This must be bogus. Cumberbatch recently stated it was news to him that he was being considered for a role in Batman v. Superman [god, that's a pain in the neck to keep typing], so this may not be true at all. Of course, the actor might not tell even if it is true, but he doesn't seem to be the sort who tries to be evasive; he doesn't seem coy to me. 

Either way, is this a good idea? Would he fit the DC world well enough? Sound off below.

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