In addition, Benedict Cumberbatch didn't also deny having a role in the upcoming Justice League movie.
E! asked the actor about the rumors, with Cumberbatch responding:
I think Batman v. Superman is going to happen. It's a film that's being made.
I'm not at liberty to say whether I'm Batman or Superman.
Justice League, yeah. Maybe. Let the rumor mill run.
I don't know. I mean this is like the second time I've heard these rumors. I love rumors.
Benedict Cumberbatch was recently asked by a reporter by the BBC if he is having a role in Batman Vs. Superman, which has sparked all the current speculation.
Regarding that speculation, Benedict Cumberbatch is rumored to be playing Martian Manhunter with The Riddler and even Brainiac a hot choice amongst fans.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
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