But, will he play the villain?
“I don’t think we do know that, actually.” Cumberpatch said; “[It's] just supposition. And, that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
Although Benedict had been introduced to Star Trek through friends and family who loved the series, his genuine interest began with the Abrams reboot. He says; “Now, I’m going back to them and asking them questions so I can get up to speed with true Trekkies.”
Meaning, this non Trekkie may just bring a fresh new perspective to Star Trek, in whatever role he plays.