Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch says ‘Sherlock’ season 3 has an ‘incredible new villain’ and won’t speculate on Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch is promoting his next film, The Fifth Estate, which centers on Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange.

'An incredible villain' arrives in 'Sherlock' season 3

‘An incredible villain’ arrives in ‘Sherlock’ season 3

The star discusses the new series of the BBC detective drama Sherlock saying that it features an “incredible new villain” in the form of Lars Mikkelsen. Read more here

During the video interview with The Hollywood Reporter he briefly mentions how John Watson has moved on when Sherlock returns.

Cumberbatch’s massive fan base came into the discussion and the Star Trek Into Darkness star tried to explain.

“I’m not like Holmes,” he says. “I don’t have his capacity to compartmentalize.” Cumberbatch adds, “I’m now haunted with, ‘But he did want children, and now he doesn’t? What’s gone wrong? Is he gay? Can’t he commit to relationships?’ All this speculative s**t. There’s a point where I just go, ‘I’ve said all I have to say.’ ”

Check out the full interview here

His latest film The Fifth Estate arrives in October and the forthcoming biopic The Imitation Game, about British wartime codebreaker and mathematician Turing, will open in 2014. More here


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