Wild rumors and the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem to go hand in hand. This fact is ever more apparent when considering the cross-medium possibilities that have opened up, thanks to the spectacular success of Netflix’s Daredevil.
British star Benedict Cumberbatch is known for his stellar performances and his killer impressions, but this is a case of the actor taking a moment to pay respects to a Sherlock superfan who died far too young.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays a lot of serious, frightening people in his many roles of television and film. Yet out of all of the laughs from the Golden Globes, he was the one who got the best.
In November, Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to actress Sophie Hunter, remarkably in a newspaper announcement. But recently the film and TV actor revealed that there is one role that has definitely gotten in the way of wedding planning: Sherlock Holmes.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been a busy man over the past few years, taking roles in big budget films like Star Trek Into Darkness and The Imitation Game. But, in true Cumberbatch fashion, he has stayed humble, appreciating the breakout role that paved the way for his fame.
Hey, remember a couple of months ago when Sherlock actor Martin Freeman spilled the beans on a potential one-off episode of the hit series in the works? Well, we have great news and not-so-great news for fans who might be hoping that BBC One will bring back the show, in whatever capacity, soon. Over the weekend, Freeman was again discussing the possibility of a new episode, and he revealed that Sherlock will be back for a Christmas special… just not until 2015.
Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh Steven Moffat, how you toy with the emotions of the fans that love you and Sherlock. Despite previous rumblings, the showrunner revealed it might just take another 2 years for the esteemed Mr. Holmes and his good buddy Watson to appear on screen together again. You're tearing us apart, Moffat!
When there’s a mystery afoot, who better to solve it than the real-life counterpart of Sherlock Holmes himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, eh? That’s exactly what happened when Sesame Street put the Sherlock star on the case of Murray (oh, sorry, Murray-arty)’s apples and oranges. And with a little help from Count Von Count, The Sign of Four has turned into the most adorable video of the day.
Tonight’s third season ender for Sherlock was everything you loved about the series amped up by a billion. A nonstop, twisty-turny, action-packed, and clever as hell little jaunt, "His Last Vow" took us out the insular world of Watson and Holmes and into the reality of the situation. It exposed — at last — not only our big baddie, but a new character we’re dying to see more of (Bill Wiggins), a side of Mary Morstan we’d previously not seen, and a heck of a lot of slapping. Being trapped in a bunch of mind palaces never felt so good.
Steve Thompson's return to Sherlock has proven that he may currently be my favorite writer the series has utilized thus far. The series soars when the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective has some incredibly intricate work at play. And there was no shortage of such thanks to the wedding of John and Mary, wherein we saw the most human — and mature! — side of Sherlock Holmes we'd yet to encounter. In fact, this may have been my favorite episode of the series thus far.
It’s been a long two years waiting for Sherlock to return — an even longer wait for us viewing it [legally] stateside. But the series' season three opener, “The Empty Hearse” was not, it seems, a return to form. Eschewing the traditional format of the show's previous two turns in order to deal with the ramifications of last season’s fake-out death sequence, the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted series sat squarely in the emotional aftermath of Holmes’ trickery and deception in the name of tying up loose ends.
Hey Sherlock fans: turns out that the requisite years of waiting between seasons may not come to pass in 2014. The BBC is reportedly in talks to fast track new episodes of the highly successful series, meaning we may well get a Holmesian miracle this Christmas. Joy to the world, indeed! Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have come to save us all. How many days is it until December 25th, 2014?
Though stateside the premiere is still a few days out, the BBC’s Sherlock is set to close out its third season on Sunday across the pond. But that doesn’t mean the wheels haven’t been turning for a confirmed fourth and hypothetical fifth season of the international megahit. In fact, the series’ showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that stories have been set for both seasons. Rejoice, nerds of the world: your favorite hyper-brilliant misanthrope has been given an extended gameplan.
The first official image from BBC drama Sherlock is here at last and — stop your panting and hyperventilating, fan girls — it paints a reservedly emotional picture of what to expect from the upcoming third season. Giving us some major dejá vu of the Edward Hopper variety, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's John Watson both look poised for a major emotional upheaval. They’re in a glass case of emotion (only Watson’s allowed snacks), and hoo boy are we excited for what’s to come.
Benedict Cumberbatch is not at Comic-Con this year, which is probably the definition of a wasted opportunity, given his immense newfound geek cred given Star Trek Into Darkness and the fact that BBC's Sherlock is holding its first-ever Comic-Con panel today. But he and Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman managed to record a special greeting for fans during today's Sherlock panel