Rumors: Benedict on Justice League?

Benedict Cumberbatch is rumoured to be in the frame to play the Martian Manhunter in forthcoming DC Comics adaptation The Justice League. But also a new rumor is around about him making an “evil” appearance in another DC Comics adventure, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Speaking to the BBC at the GQ Men of the Year awards Cumberbatch said of the rumour of his potential appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: “That’s a fun one, I’ve not heard that one until tonight.”

When asked if he would play the role of Martian Manunter, the answer was: “I’m going to let that rumour run.”

Studio Warner Bros is rumoured be releasing The Justice League in 2017. The DC Comics character the Martian Manhunter (also known as J’onn J’onzz) first appeared in 1955. The superhero originates from Mars and his supernatural abilities include telepathy, shape-shifting and super speed.