Watch Benedict Cumberbatch on all fours in his mo-cap suit as Smaug

Benedict Cumberbatch has said that he felt like a "boobie" in his motion capture suit for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but how did he actually look? This video shows us how Weta translated Cumberbatch's performance into the CG-animated Smaug. » 2/24/14 1:20pm 2/24/14 1:20pm

Khan almost wasn't Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness

In the months leading up to the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, we got a lot of "Is he or isn't he?" teases as to whether Benedict Cumberbatch's character would be Khan Noonian Singh. Screenwriter Roberto Orci reveals in a new interview that, even during the scripting phase, there was a lot of debate about whether… » 9/14/13 11:00am 9/14/13 11:00am

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how Sherlock survived his season 2 fall

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman couldn't attend the Sherlock panel at Comic-Con, but they were able to send a video message in their place. Freeman just gives a pleasant hello, but Cumberbatch decides to reveal the secret of how Sherlock survived his seemingly deadly fall in the season 2 finale... kind of. » 7/19/13 6:40am 7/19/13 6:40am

Cumberbatch also got gratuitously naked in deleted Star Trek 2 scene

Those who feel that Alice Eve's underwear scene in Star Trek Into Darkness was gratuitous, this might make you feel better — director J.J. Abrams debuted a deleted, but equally gratuitous scene from the film of Benedict Cumberbatch showering on Conan last night. » 5/23/13 6:40am 5/23/13 6:40am

It turns out being a Redshirt is less perilous than you think

A recent still from Star Trek: Into Darkness shows Benedict Cumberbatch surrounded by redshirts. This, we surmised, could only mean one thing. Anyone with a hint of SF-savvy knows that the grisly fate of a Starfleet crew member clad in crimson is as certain as Cumbermouth's tubercle is sharply defined; in the Star Trek » 2/19/13 1:11pm 2/19/13 1:11pm

New Star Trek images surround Benedict Cumberbatch with red shirts...…

Oh dear: Benedict Cumberbatch, surrounded by redshirts. This certainly won't end well. Entertainment Weekly has released a new batch of Star Trek: Into Darkness photos from their Trek-centric issue. So far, it looks like more of the same shiny screens and copious lens flare. But one thing that does look different is… » 2/07/13 11:56am 2/07/13 11:56am

Benedict Cumberbatch's next big role might be as Alan Turing

This falls within the realm of strong rumor, but it's an exciting rumor all the same. Deadline is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is "in deep conversations" to play cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing in the biopic The Imitation Game, a script from the 2011 Black List. Will Cumberbatch make the jump from… » 2/03/13 10:30am 2/03/13 10:30am