Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
20 February 2015
Alan Howard 1937-2015
Acclaimed actor dies, aged 77
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Imitation Game (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Svengali (2014)
Empire Star Rating
August: Osage County (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Benedict Cumberbatch On For The Hobbit?
Martin Freeman lets loose a spoiler

23 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Digital Spy

submit to reddit

If this one turns out to be true, the sound you might well be hearing now is Peter Jackson lecturing his Hobbit lead Martin Freeman about the dangers of letting secret plans slip. Because at the BAFTA TV event last night, Freeman apparently revealed that Sherlock co-star (and Holmes himself) Benedict Cumberbatch will also show up in Jackson’s latest dip into JRR Tolkien’s universe.

Neither Jackson or the studio has released any official confirmation yet – which isn’t surprising given that both were likely hoping to keep things under wraps – but since it comes from Freeman’s own gob and when asked about it, Cumberbatch couldn’t comment directly, it sounds like we can expect to see him in the film(s). As to what he’s playing? Well, that at least seems to have remained a secret, though he definitely has an Elvish look about him, even without make-up and fake ears.

"I knew I was a big mouth, I didn't know how much of a big mouth, and I've ruined everything,” said Freeman backstage at the event after scooping Best Supporting Actor for Sherlock. And now I might not have a job to go back to!" Coming in 2012: The Hobbit starring Ian Holm via de-aging CG trickery and Martin Freeman as Third Tree From The Left In One Scene!


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Torchwood Trailer Arrives
The other Captain Jack is back...
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)