Benedict Cumberbatch & Lars Mikkelsen - Behind the scenes - Filming for S3 - Sherlock’s hospital canteen scene. (source: Wales online)
Benedict means ”blessed.” My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they’d been trying for a child for a very long time.
"Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends…friends…friends…friends… Harry felt a great rush of affection for Luna" — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
'Benedict Cumberbatch is experiencing a lot of firsts: It’s his first time visiting Comic-Con. It’s his first time voicing an animated character in a children’s movie. And it will (maybe…) be the first time that Marvel announces Benedict is joining their roster of superheroes.
We talked with Benedict on the DreamWorks Animation press line, and he told reporters that while he’s “excited” to pop his Comic-Con cherry, he hasn’t been able to fully experience it all just yet. But he plans to: He already bought a mask so he can walk around the convention floor unnoticed. He wouldn’t tell us what that mask is.
Benedict is here, in part, to promote The Penguins of Madagascar, in which he voices a wolf named Agent Classified.
"I’ve got all my bases covered!" he told us about the two. "I do like espionage, don’t I? [Penguins] was because I’d never done an animated film, I’d never done a voice-over for an animation…I love the penguins in the Madagascar films and I like the sketches and the ideas they had for this sort of Bond stereotype who has his comeuppance, because there’s a little too much dress and not enough action to him. I like the idea of chipping away at the spy cliché.”
And even though he’s played quite the roster of characters, he says Agent Classified might be the weirdest: “It’s odd because it doesn’t look anything like me. Not because it’s a wolf…but I could see bits [of myself] in Smaug, because I did lots of facial capture as well as full-body motion capture for that. So even being a dragon, despite being a biped mammal, I saw myself in that fire-breathing serpent.”
But the fanboys are far more curious about whether Benedict has a Comic-Con surprise up his sleeve: Rumor has it that, during their much, much, much anticipated Hall H panel on Saturday, Marvel will announce that Cumberbatch has been cast as sorcerer Doctor Strange.
"What rumors?" Benedict laughed when asked what he made of it all, though he did say that "anything could happen" and he’s leaving San Diego today, but will be back at Comic-Con on Saturday.
"Doctor Who?" he continued coyly.
Ladies and gentlemen, we think this is (unofficially, but let’s be real, kind of officially) your Doctor Strange. And if he’s not, Marvel owes Benedict Cumberbatch a big thank-you for keeping the rumor mill spinning until they could announce the real Doctor.’ (x)
What does everyone think of this?
no mom it’s not a phase
it’s a phaser
sorry mom gotta go the enterprise is waiting
Cameraman: “oh he’s so pretty”
Cameraman: *zooms in*
Cameraman: “so so pretty. wait…this is live”
Cameraman: *quickly changes camera shot*
well yes of course i want my otp to be happy
but first let me see one of them choking back tears at a hospital bedside while the other lies in a coma (◉‿◉✿)
Mystrade AU: “You can imagine the Christmas Dinners.”
So, I’m not a huge Mystrade shipper, but I ADORE this, hahaha!
Benedict Cumberbatch being interviewed by Joshua Horowitz for MTV
Benedict Cumberbatch attends the DreamWorks Animation presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, California.