Benedict Cumberbatch attends “The Penguins of Madagascar” press line on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego[HQ]
Benedict with Josh Horowitz - live here
SDCC - he expects a Cumberburning
amazed by experience of SDCC and the costumes
NOT a cult thing for sure
back on Saturday for Hobbit panel
character in #POM is “Classified” - no relation to Julian Assange
Classified is smooth and professional
Classified does not look like me, my eyes are close together
I have been compared to a shark
great fun to play around with the character
it is kind of a Benedict voice - wanted to start simply and then evolve it reg the voice. some Khan, some Bond
outfit during recording? - wolf suit … it’s a private thing ;) — when he gets his wolf on he is wearing normal clothes - nice thing to just give vocal performance - great process
didn’t work with anyone else on the movie - recording done alone
"what is it like to play an evil octopus?"
Sherlock back - doing one off CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
ridiculously excited - do it again to do it better than last time
pitch for Series 4 is ridiculous (amazing)
Josh asks about Moriarty - have a rough idea but he likes to casually forget about it (though he remembers this time around - though he is trying not to so he doesn’t slip up)
Khan again in the next Star Trek? - well, he is frozen, right? just defrost the chicken
glad to be done with being secretive … about Khan —> ”I became a keeper of national secrets”
villain in Star Wars? JJ and he talked: makes sense NOT to do it!
Doctor Strange: “as far as I am aware … it couldn’t work out! I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards.” (were there talks abt you being Dr Strange) “I couldn’t possibly comment”
being a “geek” is a good thing. “I feel out of my depth” in reg. to deeper knowledge reg. geeky things.
what does he get geeky about? “I geek in my research. A little bit extreme sometimes. Classified: Yellowstone - lives with wolves. 4months in realised CHristian Bale was there. Pulled out bc he finally found out he doens’t have to act it” (it’s a joke)
he gets geeky about measurements
BC 101 - fudge brownies, god mother taught him how to cook, lesson in cooking merigne
done with black mass
—> accent was terrifying. Boston people won’t like it. (He gives his impression of the accent… and then switches to French)
theater in the States? - possibly! would depend on material
Geeks and Posers game - BC says he is a poser
Q: Finish line: a lanister always…
BC: a what sorry? .. checks his teeth before he leaves for work?
Q: energy required to fuel a …. blah blah some geeky stuff
BC: guesses and fails
Q: villain in next avengers movie
BC:i should know that. not loki? it has got to be Tom.
Q: subtitle of upcoming batman vs superman movie?
BC: sometimes good has to fight good to find out whether he is good or not
Q: vin diesel fan?
BC: does Vin Diesel impression
Q: true or false Jar Jar Binks was not that bad
BC: —— … they just both start doing impressions
Q: gollum imitation?
BC. …. DOES THE BEST GOLLUM IMPRESSION EVER!!!!
Benedict Cumberbatch @ The Penguins of Madagascar SDCC panel
Happy 38th Birthday to my most favorite dork on earth, Benedict Cumberbatch! I wish you all the best and may your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
Happy 38th birthday to a wonderful human being and an amazing actor. We love you Ben! (19 July 1976)