How is it that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is only a few months away and we still don't know the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious, trenchcoat-wearing villain? Despite the fact that we know absolutely nothing about him (aside from the fact that he means to do great harm to the crew of the Enterprise), he's been at the center of the film's marketing, including a brand new motion poster that you can check out below.
Way back in July, we first heard that 'Sherlock,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'The Hobbit' star Benedict Cumberbatch was to take a dual role in 'The Simpsons' upcoming Valentine's-themed episode "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing." Now, thanks to a new clip from the episode, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take the role of not only England's Prime Minister, but 'Harry Potter' character Severus Snape as well! Make sense of Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Simpsons' appearance with a new clip inside!
It's been some time since the head-scratching mystery cliffhanger of 'Sherlock's series 2 finale "The Reichenbach Fall," and it may be a while yet until we see the mystery solved in the delayed third series, but fans of the acclaimed BBC series have plenty of new clues to deduce in the meantime. For instance, what villains could potentially live up to the ominous threat of Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), and how might Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) be reunited? Get the latest scoop and photos from 'Sherlock' series 3 inside!
Though he's already got a following for his titular role in BBC's version of 'Sherlock' -- yes, based on Mr. Holmes -- Benedict Cumberbatch is about to enter the mainstream with his work as the villain (currently named John Harrison) in 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' But for those looking to get ahead of the curve, you can see him this February in the HBO miniseries 'Parade's End.' And now there's a teaser.
The identity of the villain in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' has been an internet mystery for a year now, with fans speculating that Benedict Cumberbatch could be playing anyone from Khan to Sybok. That's why everyone raised an eyebrow when it was announced that his character was a guy named John Harrison, a name that doesn't ring any bells in the larger 'Trek' canon. Although we still don't have too much concrete information, both Cumberbatch and director JJ Abrams recently spilled a fill details about this mysterious character.
When it comes to 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' the main talking point is without question the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's character. Is he playing an updated version of a classic villain, say, Khan for example? The word thus far from the creative team has been a definitive no -- but who ever trusts what these notoriously secretive folk say anyway?
Today the denials get firmer, as we have Cumberbatch himself weighing in, talking in some detail about who his character is and what his name isn't -- and that it is NOT Khan.
We sure hope mystery fans have been enjoying the inaugural season of CBS' 'Elementary,' because that might be the only 'Sherlock' fix they have for awhile. While British series typically take longer to produce and air, particularly those with such prolific stars as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, new reports suggest that a third series of cult favorite 'Sherlock' may not air until late 2013, or even 2014 at the latest. What can we deduce is the cause of such a dastardly wait?