Tom Hiddleston is once again being rumored to be cast in the series "Sherlock Season 4" to play the role of Sherrinford Holmes. A photo of him with the creators of the show was said to be proof that the actor is already discussing his role with the showrunners. However, recent reports claim that Benedict Cumberbatch has denied the rumor.
According to Cumberbatch, although he was never given an opportunity yet to work with the actor, the rumors are not true. It can be recalled that the rumors started to rise up when a photo of Hiddleston with co-creator Mark Gatiss and Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary Watson in the series, is posted online. In addition, BBC store even released a photo with the caption "#HiddleBatch" which only fired up the rumor and perceived as confirmed.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that Hiddleston and Cumberbatch met and talked before Benedict accepted the role of Doctor Strange. Reports of the meeting reveal that the "Loki" actor gave useful and important advice to Cumberbatch in portraying a role of a superhuman. The "Sherlock" actor was also seen meeting with Chris Hemsworth who plays "Thor" and Chris Evans, who plays "Captain America," for their opinion whether he should or should not take the superhero role. However, it was his meeting with Robert Downey Jr that is said to have convinced Cumberbatch to take the role. Ironically, Robert Downey, Jr also played the role of "Sherlock Holmes" in a movie years ago.
"Sherlock" is a crime drama TV series where Cumberbatch stars with Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. The series first aired in 2010 and has been renewed for a fourth season to air in 2017. The filming process has already begun and fans can't wait for its release next year.