What started out as fan speculation about Benedict Cumberbatch playing Braniac or Martian Manhunter in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice took an unusual turn earlier this month when Cumberbatch refused to deny that he might be in the film.
When EOnline followed-up and asked Cumberbatch if there was any truth to the Batman Vs. Superman rumors, Cumberbatch replied, “I think Batman Vs. Superman is going to happen. It’s a film that’s being made.”
When asked to clarify if he was starring in it, Cumberbatch quipped, “I’m not at liberty to say whether I’m Batman or Superman.”
When asked if he would be in Justice League, Cumberbatch said, “Justice League, yeah. Maybe. Let the rumor mill run.”
Cumberbatch added, “I don’t know. I mean this is like the second time I’ve heard these rumors. I love rumors.”
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on March 25, 2016.