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Benedict Cumberbatch is having quite the week. His series Sherlock premiered its second season to glowing reviews, he’s been tapped to play the villain in Star Trek 2, and we already knew he’d be voicing Smaug and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit, but I mean, that’s really cool, too. Dude’s at a good point right now, y’know?
A little while back Cumberbatch was interview by Empire, and they’ve decided out of the kindness of their hearts, not the timeliness of news, to share some quotes. There’s one about a possible third season of Sherlock, his part in Star Trek 2 and his role in The Hobbit. And honestly, we don’t learn a thing from the quotes about Sherlock and Star Trek 2, so umm, yeah, thanks for sharing. But there is a very interesting tidbit in what Cumberbatch says about The Hobbit.
On Star Trek:
There’s a lawyer standing here saying that I can’t say anything. I’m hugely, hugely excited and I’m very, very flattered. I’m very, very excited, but obviously I’m not here to talk about that. I will, in the future, I’m sure. I’m just getting my head around the fact that it’s happened. If you’ll forgive me, I’ll pass on that. But, my headline is that I’m over the moon.
On the possibility of a third series of Sherlock:
You might see that it’s quite hard for me to make it back, after the end of the last episode. There’s another lawyer telling me not to say anything. I’m only going to tease you with [the fact that] I’d like to.
On The Hobbit:
I’m playing Smaug through motion-capture and voicing the Necromancer, which is a character in the Five Legions War or something which I’m meant to understand. He’s not actually in the original Hobbit.
Yes, very nice what he said about Trek and Sherlock, but whatever, he mentions the Five Legions War. He probably meant The Battle of Five Armies, which occurs at the end of The Hobbit. The thought is this could be where Jackson is altering things in order to provide a more fantastic climax. Particularly because the Necromancer, or as he’s also known, Sauron, isn’t really in The Hobbit.
Empire provides a really great explanation for how this might link these films to Lord of the Rings,
Readers will know that the Necromancer is Sauron, and that Gandalf disappears halfway through (the book of) The Hobbit to lead a coalition force and drive the Necromancer out of his Mirkwood stronghold. But in the book they dispatch the Necromancer back to (as it turns out) Mordor well before the Battle of Five Armies. Here, however, it looks like he’s going to turn up to the finale in person, presumably at the head of the goblin and Warg army, and face Gandalf’s team there.
If that is the case, it’s a narratively neat way to combine the two story threads, that of Bilbo and the dwarves and the other following Gandalf and his team. It also gives the goblins a stronger motivation to suddenly turn up: in the book, they’re avenging the earlier death of one of their leaders and (like all the other armies present) hoping to get their grubby hands on the dragon’s hoard. If they’re incited or led by Sauron, however, their actions will hang more coherently with their behaviour later in Lord Of The Rings.
Hmm…interesting. I know it’s only speculation but I like what they’re getting at here, and I also feels it’s entirely plausible. What do you think?
And, does anyone also find it interesting Cumberbatch is performing motion-capture for Smaug?
Source: Bleeding Cool
Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.
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See the whole Ghostbusters crew imagined as the stars of the next Pixar feature. Can this collaboration really happen? An animated feature would fare better than the long rumored Ghostbusters 3. For more check out artist, Fabrizio Fioretti. (GeekTyrant)