MTV – When fans want a casting rumor to be true, they’ll make any connections necessary to support the theory. That’s how Benedict Cumberbatch coming to San Diego Comic-Con for “Penguins of Madagascar” became a sideways confirmation that he’s playing Doctor Strange, at least for the people who want him to be.
Not satisfied with speculation, when MTV spoke with Cumberbatch for his first ever Comic-Con interview to promote “Penguins of Madagascar,” we also had to ask if there was any truth to the rumor that he would be Marvel’s next Sorcerer Supreme.
As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London. So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?
While attending Comic-Con, Benedict did an interview to Hero Complex, which sadly can’t be embed, in which he talks about his recent projects: Penguins of Madagascar, The Imitation Game and, of course, Sherlock. And on his next project on stage, Hamlet.
I’m of an age now where it’s now or never. If I can bring a new audience to it, that means a lot to me.
You can watch the whole interview on Hero Complex website and view screen captures in our gallery.
Screencaptures > 2014 | Hero Complex Comic-Con Interview
The Weinstein Compagny released the very first US trailer for “The Imitation Game” earlier this week, and you can watch it below:
In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
The Imitation Game will be in theaters next November 21, 2014.
Benedict talked about his newest film, 12 Years A Slave, at the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, March 2nd.
Benedict appears in the video at 1:39 reading a hurtful tweet that says “Benadict Cumberbatch what a d**khead”, along with his response to it. I have added 7 HD captures of Benedict in this video.
Benedict starred in a cute Sherlock-themed Sesame Street video for PBS, alongside muppets Murray-arity and Count Von Count. The video is above. I have added 3 stills and 88 HD caps to the gallery.
I have also added 6 HD captures of Benedict in the new Sherlock series 3 theme opener credits.
About half of the 3×01 captures have been added to the gallery, we ran into a little trouble. The site has no more space, so I’ve requested for more. The rest will be added when they can be. I’ll make a post when they’re all up there. There are spoilers in the captures, so if you’ve not yet seen the episode, don’t go into the album.