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The upcoming sequel to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek has added a villain into the mix.

Joining the cast as a still-untitled rogue, is Benedict Cumberbatch, who is known for the titular role on the BBC's Sherlock, a head-turning role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and will actually provide the voice and physical motion-capture acting for the role of fire-breathing Dragon, Smaug in the two parts of The Hobbit.

Now, the London-born actor could be looking at what may be a breakthrough role when he takes on the rejuvenated crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Oh, but wait, there is another that will be joining the cast of the intergalactic space epic. How does a former Doctor Who companion sound?

Find out below!

Noel Clarke, known for playing the role of Mickey Smith, boyfriend of Rose Tyler and co-companion of The Doctor, will indeed be stepping up in a high profile role in the Star Trek sequel. His character will reportedly be depicted as "a family man with a wife and young daughter."

The casting of Cumberbatch and Clarke will further the "British Invasion" of the Star Trek universe with this sequel featuring not only a returning Simon Pegg as Scotty, but the voluptuous Alice Eve.

It will be interesting to see where Cumberbatch lands as far as his status as a villain. Will he be the sole antagonist in the film? Is he going to play one of the signature Klingon Commanders like Kang, Koloth, or Kor? Harry Mudd? Or...**gulp** Khan?

Regardless of speculation, confirmed details for this film are practically nonexistent, so we will have to wait and see.

The Untitled Star Trek Sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on May 17, 2013.



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