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Benedict Cumberbatch explains what makes 'Hobbit' co-star Andy Serkis so brilliant

29 July 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's safe to say that Benedict Cumberbatch is a big, big fan of his "Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" co-star Andy Serkis. "I learned a great deal by watching Andy's work, not least when Pete [Jackson] showed me a little unfinished clip of the riddle scene in an 'An Unexpected Journey.' And it was him as Gollum completely, and then it all faded away and it was him in the suit, and then after about three seconds you forgot that it was Andy acting in a suit, you just saw nothing but Gollum...it is the most phenomenally realized performance in the flesh," said the "Sherlock" star of how Serkis helped influence his motion-capture performance as Smaug the dragon in the "Hobbit" films. "Everything that you see...is all in the performance. It all comes from that." So now that the final installment in the Middle-earth franchise that »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Could We Be Like ‘Lucy’ if We Tap Into Our Brain’s Full Potential?

29 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This weekend, Luc Besson’s Lucy topped the box office with more success than expected. You might say that the film performed above its potential. Coincidentally, the film is about a woman (Scarlett Johansson) who, through an unexpected side effect of being a drug mule, was able to access the full potential of her brain. This led her to various super powers, including being a genius in mathematical calculations, having the ability to diagnose medical conditions by hugging someone and controlling radio waves with her mind. The film rests on the belief that human beings only use about 10 percent of their brain’s full potential, and the drugs that leaked into Lucy’s system helped unlock the other 90 percent. It’s not the first time this theory has been brought to the silver screen. Bradley Cooper got similar powers in the 2011 film Limitless. Both the 90s cheese-fest The Lawnmower Man and the more down-to-earth 70s drama Charley »

- Kevin Carr

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9 best moments from Comic-Con 2014: Game of Thrones, Batman, more

29 July 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Film and TV's biggest annual convention, the San Diego Comic-Con, has wrapped up for 2014 and there was no shortage of incidents to set geek hearts aflutter.

From superhero showdowns, to a crossover involving two of Fox's most beloved families, Digital Spy rounds up 9 highlights from this year's Comic-Con below:

1. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman make a dramatic debut

Warner Bros opened up their panel by bringing out the big guns, namely Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and director Zack Snyder. The studio unveiled the first look at Gadot's Wonder Woman before sending Hall H into a frenzy with footage of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel staring intensely at each other.

2. Game of Thrones introduces its season five cast

Craig Ferguson compered the panel for HBO's small screen hit, with the big headline being the reveal of nine new cast members for season five. »

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Last Tango in Halifax begins filming for series 3

28 July 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Last Tango in Halifax has started filming on its third series.

Currently filming in various locations in the north of England, the upcoming episodes will explore Celia and Alan's relationship following their wedding.

Writer and creator Sally Wainwright has described the couple's upcoming storylines as exciting.

"I'm thrilled that we're going into a third series with really exciting new storylines that move Celia and Alan's relationship forward with hopefully the same mix of gusto, comedy and drama," Wainwright explained.

One storyline involves the introduction of a character from Alan's past who causes a rift between him and Celia.

Returning cast members include Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi as Celia and Alan, Sarah Lancashire as Caroline and Tony Gardner as her husband John.

The upcoming series also introduces Sherlock star Rupert Graves as newcomer Gary Jackson.

The third series was announced ahead of last year's Christmas special. A French adaptation is »

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Trailer: The Imitation Game

27 July 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival

The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »

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Benedict Cumberbatch teases 'very good' Moriarty twist

26 July 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benedict Cumberbatch knows the secret behind the reappearance of Moriarty in Sherlock.

The villain seemingly returned from the dead in the final episode of series three.

Describing it as a "very good idea", Cumberbatch told MTV (via Radio Times) that he is now trying to forget the twist in order to retain an element of surprise.

"I casually choose to forget in order to rediscover it again a little bit," he explained.

"But it's a very good idea, I do remember that detail. I'm just trying not to remember it so I don't blurt it out.

"I like casually forgetting, not least because there's a lot of other traffic between then and now but also because it's more fun because it's slightly more fresh," he added.

The actor also said that he was looking forward to the new series and special, explaining that the pitch for the upcoming series is »

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Benedict Cumberbatch wants to be Batman

26 July 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, July 26: Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he wants to play the role of Batman.

The 'Sherlock' star said that he would love to swap his deerstalker hat for a long dark cape to fight crime as Batman, the Daily Star reported.

The British actor, who revealed his superhero aspirations while at the DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con panel, said that as far as he is aware, it couldn't work out because he's doing a little play called Hamlet in London.

Cumberbatch added that he doesn't think he could even if that was on the cards, though it sounds like a fantastic project and its a shame if he misses. »

- Rahul Kapoor

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Sdcc '14: Cumberbatch Reveals Simon Pegg Has Star Wars VII Role

25 July 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

During an interview with MTV, Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") was asked if there was any truth to the rumor J.J. Abrams discussed a ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ role for him. “J.J. and I are friends, so yeah, possibly,” Cumberbatch replied. “But I think J.J. is very good at creating something original out of something known, and I think apart from his continuing use of Simon Pegg — and who can blame him, frankly — it made sense not to do it.” Cumberbatch is referring to Abrams past use of Simon Pegg in his “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” franchises, and strongly implies Abrams' upcoming Star Wars' film. In the past, various websites have reported rumors of Simon Pegg being involved in the film in some capacity. The actor has been quite active with shooting down these rumors via his twitter account. Though, the Hot Fuzz actor has been spotted on »

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9 best moments from Benedict Cumberbatch's Comic-Con debut

25 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Yesterday (July 24) was a day full of firsts at Comic-Con 2014. Aside from being the first day of the con overall, it also marked the Sdcc debuts of several big-name stars - among them Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan and some chap called Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thursday is typically the quietest and least busy day in Hall H, and yet this year on Wednesday night there were already fans camping out to guarantee their spot the next morning. The reason? Cumberbatch, who was to take part in DreamWorks' presentation for the upcoming Penguins of Madagascar.

And the man himself did not disappoint, showing up on dapper, witty and insightful form. Below, Digital Spy rounds up the best moments from Cumberbatch's Comic-Con debut.

1) "You exist?" were his first words to the shrieking crowd of fans as he arrived onstage, who were making their existence very demonstrably known.

2) On his method approach to the role »

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Steven Moffat: Sherlock would be over if it was longer

25 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Steven Moffat thinks 'Sherlock' ''would be over by now'' if he made more episodes. The show's executive producer has hit back at a recent BBC Trust report, which argued it would be of great benefit to BBC One to air 12 episodes of the hit detective drama, insisting the show's leading men Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would have quit if it was any longer than three episodes per series. Speaking at the European premiere of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in London's Leicester Square last night (24.07.14), Steven exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''BBC should be more innovative and make more of 'Sherlock'? »

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Watch the Sdcc panels for Penguins of Madagascar, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, Community, Teen Wolf and Toy Story That Time Forgot

25 July 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing, and we’ve got a few of yesterday’s big panels for you to watch right here, starting with Benedict Cumberbatch talking about his upcoming role in Penguins of Madagascar (and Sherlock, of course):

Penny Dreadful:

Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.


Join the creative minds behind the award-winning TV seriesHannibal. »

- Gary Collinson

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This Is How Benedict Cumberbatch Reacts When He Makes Women Scream

25 July 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Benedict Cumberbatch showed off a whole range of emotions when he greeted fans at Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, on Thursday. Surprisingly, this also happened to be the actor's first-ever Comic-Con, despite becoming something of a geek icon thanks to Sherlock. Benedict was in town to promote his new animated feature, Penguins of Madagascar. While at the panel for his new film, Benedict revealed that he would love to play Batman and generally made women shriek and swoon while answering questions about his shoe size. (Yes, really.) In addition to causing fan freakouts, Benedict has had a big week, including celebrating 38th birthday and getting measured for his first wax figure. Keep reading to see the actor's many faces while greeting his fans outside of Comic-Con and pray that his overenthusiastic fans don't get too worked up when they see Benedict's shirtless pictures. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Coy About Doctor Strange Rumor

25 July 2014 | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Appearing at San Diego Comic Con to promote Penguins of Madagascar, Benedict Cumberbatch was asked about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but danced around the question.  Is he just having fun with the fans or is he hiding a big reveal?

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made his first ever visit to San Diego Comic Com, in order to promote his new animated feature The Penguins of Madagascar. He appeared alongside John Malkovich, who is also doing voiceover work for the Dreamwork’s film. While there, Cumberbatch and Malkovich were asked which “classic comic book hero” they would like to play. Malkovich laughed off the question by saying “Lois Lane” but the crowd was more interested in Cumberbatch’s response, due to the recent Doctor Strange rumors.

Cumberbatch paused for a time before answering, as fans shouted out “Dr. Strange!” When he finally answered, his first response was “Nurse Normal”, after which he said, »

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Benedict Cumberbatch would like to play Batman

25 July 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch has expressed a desire to one day don the famous black cape and fight crime as Batman.

At the DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con panel, Cumberbatch and his fellow Penguins of Madagascar co-star John Malkovich were asked which comic book characters they would most like to play.

The Sherlock actor chose the Caped Crusader, while Malkovich said that he would like to play Lois Lane.

Cumberbatch plays a suave wolf named Classified in the upcoming DreamWorks spinoff.

It has been speculated that Cumberbatch may stick around until Saturday, July 26 to support Peter Jackson on the panel for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

He had also been tipped for a role in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, and some fans had suspected he could be unveiled during Sunday's Marvel Studios panel.

Cumberbatch has distanced himself from the role, however, admitting that it is unlikely to work out.

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Benedict Cumberbatch addresses Doctor Strange casting rumour

25 July 2014 1:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Marvel Studios expected to make a big announcement on its upcoming releases at Comic-Con this Saturday, and Benedict Cumberbatch attending the convention for the first time for yesterday’s Penguins of Madagascar panel, there’s been a lot of speculation about whether Marvel is set to announce the Sherlock star as having secured the role of the Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange.

Despite joking during the Penguins Q&A that he’d secured the role [watch it here], Cumberbatch subsequently took a moment to respond to the casting rumour to MTV, stating that: “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? »

- Gary Collinson

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Does Marvel's Doctor Strange Already Have A Composer?

24 July 2014 11:01 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was busy dodging Doctor Strange rumors during the Dreamworks panel, composer Christopher Young let a few tidbits slip on the upcoming superhero film in the middle of "Behind the Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection." The panel consisted of six film and television composers - Jeff Russo (Fargo), James Levine (American Horror Story), Daniel Licht (Dexter), Brian Reitzell (Hannibal), Steve Jablonsky (Transformers franchise), and Young (Deliver Us From Evil) - discussing their work on various projects. During the conversation, the frequent Scott Derrickson collaborator commented on his possible involvement in the director's 'Marvellous' next project. "Behind the Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection," moderated by Salem's Shane West, was an entertaining look into the world of scoring film and TV (and video games, which is apparently the most secretive of all mediums), but the highlight was when Young hinted that he might be continuing »

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Benedict Cumberbatch makes his Comic-Con debut as Dreamworks kicks off Day One

24 July 2014 9:48 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »


Time and circumstance have conspired over the past few years to keep uber-talented and much fanned-about Brit Benedict Cumberbatch from appearing at Comic-Cons past. Though his notable absence made for more than one sad attendee, the actor himself noted it was possibly for the best: "I’m Smaug in the Hobbit, I’m in Star Trek, and I play Sherlock, I think I’d get torn limb from limb if I went to Comic Con."

Whether the stars finally aligned or perhaps just provided some state-of-the-art security, Cumberbatch made his San Diego debut earlier today as part of Dreamworks' Hall H showcase. There to promote his voice-over role as head agent (and wolf) Agent Classified in November's animated Penguins of Madagascar. »

- Emma Badame

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Comic-Con: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings Charm to DreamWorks Animation Panel

24 July 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

While DreamWorks Animation may be taking a drubbing on Wall Street and in some cases the box office, the studio had the Comic-Con audience in Hall H charmed and eating out of its hands. It helped that it had the very first Comic-Con appearance of Benedict Cumberbatch, the internationally beloved star of Sherlock, who is one of the voices of upcoming feature Penguins of Madagascar. And it helped that it had footage that was genuinely winning, proving that while the company may be relying on its old standards — Penguins is a spin-off from its popular Madagascar franchise

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Rock, Cumberbatch On Shazam, Dr. Strange Roles

24 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dwayne Johnson has all but confirmed that he's set to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming movie based on the DC Comics title "Shazam," but won't make clear if he's going to play the hero Captain Marvel or the villain Black Adam.

It took place earlier today when Johnson tweeted a piece of art featuring the pair of characters along with Superman battling it out. He added the caption "Someone’s gonna get it". This follows on from a video interview tease earlier this week suggesting he's going to play Captain Marvel.

Meanwhile, last month came a report that Benedict Cumberbatch was being rumored to play the title role in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" movie. MTV caught up with the "Sherlock" star at Comic-Con today to see if there was any truth to it:

"As far as I'm aware, even if that was the case, it couldn't work out because I'm »

- Garth Franklin

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Benedict Cumberbatch: My natural English 'pomposity' was perfect for 'Madagascar' role

24 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As any fan of "The Hobbit" knows, Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to voiceover work - though his latest animated character feels a little less familiar to him than Smaug the dragon. "It's odd because it doesn't look anything like me. And not because it's a wolf," joked Cumberbatch while promoting his role as wolf leader Classified in the forthcoming "Madagascar" spin-off "Penguins of Madagascar." "I could see bits of [myself in] Smaug cause I did lots of facial captures...so even being a dragon, despite being a biped mammal, I saw myself in that fire-breathing serpent of how many hundreds of years old...but yeah, being a wolf, it feels a little bit sometimes when I'm watching it like I'm dubbing someone else's performance." Luckily for the "Sherlock" star, he didn't have to change up his natural speaking patterns too much for the role. "I wanted to give him a sort of serious Englishness and pomposity, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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