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Benedict Cumberbatch divulges Star Trek villain details

Benedict Cumberbatch divulges Star Trek villain details

Dec 7 2012, 8:43am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' character is ''ruthless''. The 36-year-old actor and director J.J. Abrams have kept the identity of the mysterious villain under wraps...

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Benedict Cumberbatch divulges Star Trek villain details

Dec 7 2012, 8:43am CST | by

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' character is ''ruthless''.

The 36-year-old actor and director J.J. Abrams have kept the identity of the mysterious villain under wraps until now, but the 'War Horse' star let slip his evil alter ego would be very difficult to judge because of his ambiguous nature.

Benedict told Trek Movie: ''He is very ruthless. He is not a clearly good or evil character. He is a villain but the actions he takes has intent and reason.

''He is a complicated character not to be judged by white-or-black, or good-or-evil. But this is the appeal of J.J.'s works and I felt challenged as an actor.''

The British star praised 'LOST' creator J.J.'s 2009 reboot of the cult sci-fi series, but is wary of the franchise's popularity and said he was overcome with ''terror'' when he realised how many people would be watching the sequel.

Benedict explained: ''I was a fan of the [first film], so I was pleased when I got the offer. But I know the second one will become far-bigger scale, so I felt terror instantly.''

His co-star Chris Pine - who plays hero Captain James T. Kirk - was impressed with Benedict's ''formidable'' performance on set and thinks fans will love the intensity he brings to the film.

Chris recently said: ''Obviously I can't say much, but there's one scene in it. It's a really hard scene, not for me, but for Benedict. And watching him handle that and to make something that I think, on paper, could have really been a death trap for an actor. He's formidable as an actor and as a character in the story.''

'Star Trek Into Darkness' is released on May 17 next year.


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Benedict Cumberbatch Educates The Penguins Of Madagascar In New SDCC Clip

Jul 28 2014 7:22am CDT | Source: movie pilot

When it comes to upcoming movies being previewed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Penguins of Madagascar felt like it might fly under the radar with the nerd masses...But if this new clip is any indication, the movie is already going to have the children of the nerd masses convinced, and that's all that matters, really.Although Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are their usual selves, they're joined by some new upper-tier talent this ti ...
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SDCC 2014: The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Getting a Museum?

Jul 26 2014 3:22pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

The Warner Bros. presentation on Saturday ended with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The new moderator for the end was the one and only Stephen Colbert. As many people know, Colbert is one of the biggest and most knowledgeable Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkin fans, so it was appropriate to have him for the last Middle Earth panel for San Diego Comic Con.The panel started off with very long gag reel from the production of the original Lord of the Rings and the new Hobbit movies. ...
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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer Description And Panel Recap [Comic Con 2014[

Jul 26 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Peter Jackson took the stage at Hall H at Comic-Con for what was, potentially, the last time Saturday to present the first footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Co-stars Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchet, Elijah Wood and others joined the writer/director to promote the third Hobbit and final film, scheduled for release December 17. Stephen Colbert hoste ...
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Is Joaquin Phoenix Doctor Strange?

Jul 25 2014 8:12pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange?

Jul 25 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: celebtv

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3 days ago

Way To Blue: Cumberbatch rules Con Day 1

Jul 25 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: screen daily

Benedict Cumberbatch — who else? — ruled Comic-Con on opening day Thursday with 22,254 mentions on social media, according to research comp ...
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3 days ago

Joaquin Phoenix Favored For "Doctor Strange"

Jul 25 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly had discussions and is currently in serious consideration if not outright talks for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange in Scott Derrickson's upcoming "Doctor Strange" film at Marvel Studios. With Benedict Cumberbatch having revealed this week he had meetings for the role but couldn't do the role due to scheduling, talk has suddenly and quite heavily turned to Ph ...
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3 days ago

Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly in Talks to Play DOCTOR STRANGE

Jul 25 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Collider

Move over Benedict Cumberbatch and those persistent rumors.  Marvel and director Scott Derrickson might have found their Doctor Strange.  Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to star in the titular role for Marvel's potential new franchise. I think this is perfect casting because I think Phoenix is essentially always a great choice.  He's one of the finest actors of our generation and can effortlessly disappear into pretty much any role.  H ...
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4 days ago

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Star In ‘Doctor Strange’

Jul 25 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Marvel Studios’ next potential franchise has a director and a writer, and now it the Doctor himself might be in. Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in Doctor Strange, I’m hearing, negotiations that should put to an end all those Benedict Cumberbatch ...
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