Benedict Cumberbatch hails ‘godlike’ JJ Abrams

The 'Star Trek' baddie is full of praise for his director

Benedict Cumberbatch has hailed his Star Trek director JJ Abrams as a “god”.

The Sherlock star takes his biggest Hollywood role to date playing the villain the sequel to the sci-fi reboot. And having now completed filming, he is suitably gushing about the experience.

He told BBC News that the shoot was “one of the best four months of my life. It was just solid extraordinary fun from beginning to end”.

He continued: “JJ Abrams is a god. And the rest of the cast and what we were asked to do in the film is blindingly brilliant. I adore them all. It was a huge rollercoaster adventure and I can’t wait for the world to see the film. I can’t tell you anything about it, even what part I am playing.”

It has been widely rumoured that Cumberbatch will be playing classic Star Trek villain Khan Noonien-Singh, something which has been denied, although he himself refused to even be drawn. He said: “There is all sorts of speculation about all sorts of characters. It would be kind of spoiling it for everyone if I clarified anything. So I am going to leave it with a smile.”

The Star Trek sequel stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saladana and is due for release in May 2013.