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  1. Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman Has Joined the Cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

    Elementary, Dear Cap.

    We've just gotten word that Sherlock and The Hobbit's Martin Freeman has just joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming (and by "upcoming," we mean next year) Captain America: Civil War! This is the first time Freeman has been involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Benedict Cumberbatch Selling Cars to China

    Because he could do this all day.

    In this clearly Sherlock-inspired car commercial, Benedict Cumberbatch follows the clues to the orange car-owning woman of his dreams. (via The Daily Dot)

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  3. Benedict #Chocobatch Gets Eaten in a UK Shopping Mall

    Benedict Cumbersnack? Candybatch? Candysnack?

    I love Benedict Cumberbatch. I also love chocolate. Do you know what I love more than both those things, though? BEING SANITARY. UKTV decided to perform The Chocolate Cumberbatch Temptation Experiment, in which they created a life-sized statue of Benedict Cumberbatch made entirely out of chocolate, then left it in the middle of a busy UK shopping mall just to see what would happen to it.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Here is a Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch, What a Time to Be Alive

    That vacant stare tho

    I hope if society falls apart tomorrow, this is the artifact future civilizations will judge us by. This and Johnlock fanart.

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  5. Benedict Cumberbatch Reading an Alan Turing Letter in Celebration of Written Correspondence is Peak Cumberbatch

    Be my penpal?

    In anticipation of independent U.K. publisher Canongate's annual Letters Live event, (at which Cumberbatch is a frequent presenter, of course) here's Benedict "Pingwing" Cumberbatch reading a letter from Alan Turing to mathematician Norman Routledge.

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  6. Benedict Cumberbatch Writes Letter to Grieving Family of 14-Year-Old Sherlock Fan

    In a reminder of Benedict Cumberbatch's unassailable classiness and the potential of fandom to unite and comfort, the Sherlock actor wrote a letter recently to the family of Eve Shepherd, who passed away unexpectedly on February 1st from breathing difficulties.

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  7. Everything (?) Is Awesome: Our Favorite And Least Favorite Moments From The 2015 Oscars

    Last night's Oscars were surprisingly full of poignant messages and emotional musical numbers - but it wasn't all flawless. Here's our list of the best and worst moments of the 2015 Academy Awards!

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  8. Benedict Cumberbatch Got Married Today, Plan Your Celebrating And/Or Mourning Accordingly

    It has happened.

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  9. The Imitation Game‘s Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Campaign To Pardon Gay Men In Britain

    In the wake of the Oscar nominated film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing's gotten a lot of attention in the public consciousness— but what often gets left out of his amazing story of code-breaking and computer geniusery is that in 1952, he was convicted of "gross indecency" for being gay and was forcibly chemically castrated by his government. A few years later, he was dead by suicide.

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  10. Benedict Cumberbatch Used the Word “Colored” to Describe Black Actors, Apologized Immediately

    Would we call this a Cumberblunder?

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  11. Things We Saw Today: You Can Now Own Leggings With Benedict Cumberbatch’s Face On Them

    Stretchylegs Cumbercrotch.

    Do you love yourself some Benny? Now you get to wear him all over your lower body. Not a big fan of the Cumberbatch? Console yourself by farting in his face! These leggings are a win-win for everyone.

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  12. Games, Comics, and Genre TV Earn GLAAD Award Nominations

    The nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, which recognize works that have "fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Because genre media can often be forward-thinking and groundbreaking in representation, it should come as no surprise that the things we love here on TMS are well-represented among the nominees.

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  13. We Could Listen to Benedict Cumberbatch Introduce Himself With Random Names All Day and So Can You

    A Cumberbatch by any other name would still sound as sweet.

    So he's just practicing for all his future roles as literally every character and person, right?

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  14. Cumberbatch Photobombs Meryl Streep and Margaret Cho, Continues Streak of Being in Everything

    He has a reputation to uphold, you know.

    Not content to just be in almost everything, Benedict Cumberbatch continued his serial photobomber ways at the Golden Globes last night, because even photographs of other people must bear his likeness. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep is now expected to win Best Actress in a Photobomb at this year's Academy Awards despite that not being a category.

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  15. Cumberbaby Announced: A Cumberbatch For a New Generation

    Another human to be in all the things.

    Back in November, Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to Sophie Hunter like a proper gentleman. Now, the two have revealed they're having a baby. A Cumberbaby, of course, who will go on to rule the next generation of geek entertainment. It has been decreed.

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  16. Sherlock Does Some Special Filming, Still Appears to Be In a Special Time

    Puns rule everything around me.

    Sherlock might not be back until next Christmas, but that's only... 358 days from now! And in the meantime, fans have stuff like this tweet from Mark Gatiss of an... improved clapboard used as the show's production engaged in some "special filming" this week. You might remember that a teaser picture released in November gave us an indication that the special might not be set in the modern day? And that Martin Freeman would have an incredible mustache.

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  17. Benedict Cumberbatch Says Doctor Strange Isn’t a Risk Because Marvel

    Also likely Marvel thinks it's not a risk because Cumberbatch.

    "What? You mean there's no reason fairly obscure comic books can't work on film as long as they're handled properly? Poppycock!"

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  18. Apparently Benedict Cumberbatch Is Related To Richard III, Probably Everyone Else In the UK As Well

    He is infinite (and so posh)

    So you know how Tumblr prince/omnipresent man Benedict Cumberbatch is playing King Richard III in The Hollow Crown? Well according to one genealogist, Cumberbatch's connections to the King of yore extend beyond the connection an actor has to their character: Cumberbatch is literally related to King Richard III.

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  19. Benedict Cumberbatch Signed a Genderswapped Smaug Cosplayer’s Tongue at The Hobbit Premiere

    I had a dream like that once.

    When Redditor Kialna cosplayed as Smaug for this year's AnimeCon, she had no idea that Benedict the Golden himself would one day bless her headpiece. Truly, life is a strange and beautiful adventure.

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  20. Princess Benedict Sparklefists and More: The Mary Sue’s Favorite Photoshops of 2014

    Whoops, our hands slipped.

    Here at The Mary Sue, we try to report on all the news that's fit to geek out about in comics, gaming, pop culture, science, and more. But c'mooon. Let's not kid ourselves here. You all tune in because you want to see our ridiculous photoshop skills, right? Screw having nuanced, critically-minded opinions when we can just throw a picture of '90s Dwayne Johnson wherever we want and call it a day, right? Yeah, you get us.

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