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Benedict Cumberbatch Apparently Told A Crowd Of Fans He Isn't In 'Star Wars'

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Phot
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

HuffPost Entertainment contacted Cumberbatch's representatives to confirm that the actor did indeed make this statement during his appearance. This post will be updated if and when they respond.

Cumberbatch was first rumored for "Star Wars" in September of 2013. At the time, the actor's reps shot down the report, but Cumberbatch did allude to the fact that appearing in the J.J. Abrams film was something he was interested in doing.

"I worked with J.J. [Abrams]. Obviously, he knows," Cumberbatch to THR. "Everyone who wants to be part of that film, they know about."

"I would leave casual messages on his phone as a light saber," Cumberbatch said.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is out in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

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