While I really like him in Sherlock, I thought he was “OK” in Star Trek: Into Darkness. There was something off about his character. I’ll need to watch it again, without the metal comparisons to Wrath of Khan, to really know for sure. I dig his voice and think that using it for Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy is an excellent piece of casting. So now the rumor mill is running full tilt and casting him in Star Wars, Episode VII.
What would you have him play?A Hero, Villain or maybe a little of both? If true, he would be a great addition to the franchise as an unestablished, original character.