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Cumberbatch to Play Trek 2 Villain

Posted by T'Bonz - 05/01/12 at 10:01 am


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Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest actor to sign up for a role in Star Trek 2.

According to Variety, Cumberbatch will be playing the villain in Star Trek 2. He joins other British Trek newcomers Alice Eve and Noel Clarke.

Cumberbatch is best known to British fans as Sherlock Holmes on the BBC Sherlock series, and he recently appeared in Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse, which opened on Christmas Day.

Star Trek 2 will release next May.

Source: Variety

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  • http://twitter.com/El_Chaco_Veloz Isaac Serrano

    Next May?

  • JWPlatt

    The article misses some research. Cumberbatch is also doing motion capture and voice work in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit as both The Necromancer (Sauron) and Smaug (the dragon).

  • TickleOnTheTum

    Oh well that’s it for me… he is one of those actors that I cannot bear to watch no matter what the film/series… I didn’t think much of the first film so not watching any more is not a problem…

    They should have gone further into the future not back to the beginning… it’s all so tired and boring now…

  • John

    He’ll be a great Kahn!!! (heavy on the sarcasm.)

  • Scribe31oz

    The guy is a brilliant actor. I saw a production of him playing Frankenstein’s monster and he was rivetting. He’ll make a great villain, let’s just keep our fingers crossed for the script….

  • Paul

    Hmm, I wonder if it will be a holodeck based script, Quinto will play Data^H^H^H^H Sherlock Holmes, Cumberbatch will play Moriarty, who’s self aware. Perhaps Prime Spock brought the TNG Moriarty back through the time portal?

  • mvdelaney77

    First, regarding the story itself: Meh.

    Secondly, yeah, next may… as in, this is January 2012, this may is may 2012, and next may is may 2013…

    Lastly, what an ugly and boring redesign for the site. Yuck!

  • TBonz

    Regrettably, there was not much information provided to make a nice meaty story. I chose not to speculate as to what character Cumberbatch might play, as I’d rather just post news and not speculate.

    He’s a nice looking guy and it’ll be interesting to see which character (known or unknown) that he does play.

  • http://twitter.com/Benjamin_Huish Benji_W

    Good news for Alternate Star Trek 2. He’s a brilliant actor.

  • DataLoreSpock

    Hmm.
    He is a wonderful actor with a wide array of talent.