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?
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?
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...
While NBC's coverage of the spectacular 2012 Olympics opening ceremony did a terrific job of conveying just how epic the whole thing was, it was lacking in one distinct thing: Benedict Cumberbatch. However, British viewers tuning in on BBC got just the right amount of the Emmy-nominated 'Sherlock' star with an introduction video that was not broadcast to international audiences.
Earlier this week, were were surprised and elated to learn that 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch had reached status iconic enough to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons' in the near future, but at the time nothing specific was said about the role. Now, in advance of Comic-Con 2012, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take not just one, but two roles! What's 'Sherlock,' playing, and what episode can we see him in?
For anyone who's caught the first two series of Steven Moffat's BBC adaption 'Sherlock,' it doesnt take a detective to pick out the show's popularity. Not only has star Benedict Cumberbatch achieved international acclaim as a modern-day version of the famous super-sleuth, but will soon tear his way across screens in 'Star Trek 2.' Now 'The Simpsons' have picked up the UK star, but what will the series see him play?