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Cumberbitches, activate! Benedict Cumberbatch has had a pretty good year. He was the main villain “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and he’s about to be doing the same as the voice of a dragon in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” But about that first tentpole ... what about all that lying and thieving he had to do to protect the identity of his character Khan (something director J.J. Abrams recently said he regrets)? How was that for Cumberbatch and what does he have to say about Abrams’ crazy penchant for secrecy? “What a dickhead,” the actor laughed, obviously teasing in an interview with IGN. “I mean, the amount of times we had to lie for him. The amount of secrets, the amount of times I had to not talk about it being my character. God damn him.” In all seriousness he says of that decision, “I don’t know »

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