Benedict Cumberbatch: I'm not in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Andy Serkis is now thought to have voiced the first teaser

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the The Imitation Game Los Angeles Special Screening, hosted By Chanel at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, on 10 November, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the The Imitation Game Los Angeles Special Screening, hosted By Chanel at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, on 10 November, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has denied that he narrated the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, nor does he appear in the film in anyway.

The teaser is instead thought to have been voiced by Andy Serkis.

"For the record, that is Andy Serkis you hear in the trailer," HitFix's Drew McWeeny claims. "I was able to verify this, although I was not able to uncover any further information about the role he plays.

"Here's what I do know, though. He's playing a pivotal role in the film, although he will not have a lot of screen time."

Cumberbatch denied his involvement in the sci-fi sequel, despite having visited his former director JJ Abrams' set during filming, in no uncertain terms.

"I am not the voice of the Star Wars trailer, nor am I the hooded character with the rather cool new lightsaber," the Star Trek Into Darkness actor said on the red carpet at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last night.

Asked whether he was in the film at all, he added : "No", though there was a trace of a smirk, suggesting a cameo could still be possible.

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