Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch hints at Khan return for Star Trek 3!

by Anna Howell


Following his roaring success of his Star Trek: Into Darkness debut, Benedict Cumberbatch has hinted that he may be returning to the Star Trek trilogy for the third instalment!

Cumberbatch, who is best known for his portrayal of the infamous London detective Sherlock in the globally celebrated BBC detective series of the same name, appeared as new villain on the block, John ‘Khan’ Harrison in the second film in the Start Trek series directed by JJ Abrams last year.

His performance impressed and astounded audiences worldwide, helping to increase his ever-growing fame and adoration, so a return to the film series does seem plausible, especially seeing as his character and crew were placed in cryogenic sleep at the end of the last film making a return not impossible.

The only issue we can see that might have put our Benedict off signing up for a second time is the fact that JJ Abrams, who directed both the first and second instalment of the new Star Trek series, has not signed up for the third film due to another commitment, which is a pretty huge deal as it is directing the new Star Wars: Episode VII film being produced by Disney.


Other directors being linked to the new Star Trek film include Joe Corning whose previous credits include Attack the Block, and who looked to be signed and sealed to get on board, but recent reports suggest that this is no longer the case.

However, it would seem that Benedict isn’t too fussy about who he takes direction from, as he has been quoted by the New York Times as hinting at a return, teasing how the crew should have just blown his character up to prevent one, joking:

“That was a stupid thing to do. They should have just blown me up.”

Of course we would all love to see Benedict back in space, just as long as he gets back in time to film Sherlock!!!!!

Watch a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch in his last Star Wars contribution below: