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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’

Benedict Cumberbatch Imitation Game
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When we last heard about 'The Imitation Game,' Leonardo DiCaprio was dropping out of it. However, a role as juicy as that of Alan Turing wasn't going to go unoccupied for long and it looks like 'Sherlock' star and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' villain Benedict Cumberbatch may be stepping in.

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‘Sherlock’ Series 3: New Villains, “Invisible” Sherlock and Set Photo!

Sherlock Series 3 Set Photos
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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!

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Way Back When: Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch became a breakout star with the BBC miniseries 'Sherlock,' followed by appearances in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' and an upcoming part in 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' In today's Way Back When, we explore his pre-fame roles.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Leads ‘Parade’s End’ Teaser

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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.

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More Details Spilled on the ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Villain

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Paramount

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.

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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Benedict Cumberbatch Promises He’s Not Khan!

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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.

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‘Sherlock’ Series 3 May Not Air Until 2014

Sherlock Series 3 Delayed
BBC

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?

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Has the Next James Bond Movie Already Found Its Villain?

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The latest James Bond adventure, 'Skyfall,' won't crash into theaters for another month and a half, but if one UK-based report is to be believed, the next Bond baddie has already been cast.

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‘Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch Clears Up “Cynical”‘Elementary’ Comments

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As candid as we've come to expect 'Sherlock' and eventual 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch to be, it seems the popular UK thesp is retracing his steps in an effort to clear up his words.  Recently, a number of outlets picked up Cumberbatch's comments toward friend and fellow actor Jonny Lee Miller over his decision to move forward with CBS' own modern-day Sherlock Holmes adaptation 'Elementary,' but is it apology or accusation?

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‘Sherlock”s Benedict Cumberbatch Has Fightin’ Words For ‘Elementary’

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While there's certainly no stopping the release of 'Elementary' at this point, set to premiere on CBS less than a month from now on September 27, people still haven't stopped talking about its apparent similarity to BBC's Benedict Cumberbatch adaptation 'Sherlock.' And by "people," of course, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch himself! The 'Star Trek 2' star had even more to say about the backlash between the two, and this time he isn't so nice...

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