Recent rumors have sprung up that Sherlock star and new Star Trek villain Benedict Cumberbatch will make an appearance in the next season ofDoctor Who as the Doctor’s nemesis, The Master. Of course show runner Steven Moffat would be pulling out all the stops for the program’s fiftieth year but how true are these rumors?
Well with Moffat being in charge of both Sherlock and Who it seems likely. Also keep in mind before Matt Smith was offered the role of the 11th Doctor Cumberbatch himself was rumored to take on the role but he turned it down, saying he didn’t like the idea of being on lunch boxes and the like. Cumberbatch then took on the role of Sherlock and became an instant celebrity.
Reasons behind why this won’t happen. Cumberbatch is working on the two Hobbit films providing his voice as Smaug the dragon and also apparently a pre-eyeball version of Sauron (yes he leaked that himself). He’s also the baddie in the upcoming Star Trek film but there is also a quote from the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.“I know Ben and I’ve not heard anything about it. But he’s a wonderful actor and a mate, “I think he’s a bit busy being a Star Trek villain, and he’s Sherlock Holmes of course, so he’s a busy man.”