Benedict Cumberbatch Excited About The Hobbit

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is excited to work with motion capture for The Hobbit.

The Sherlock Holmes actor is set to play Smaug in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R Tolkein novel, which will be split into two movies.

Speaking to Empire the actor said: “I’m always keen to use my body in my work, so I’m looking forward to the motion capture for Smaug.

“Both Gollum and King Kong were primates, whereas I’m playing a serpent, so it’ll be interesting – I’ll have to tie my legs together, possibly, or else they’ll be kind of splayed out to the side as a reptile’s should be.”

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