Benedict Cumberbatch Hangs Out With Giant Penguins At Comic-Con, Addresses ‘Doctor Strange’ Rumors

Sabba Rahbar | July 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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Who knew that the way to finally get Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to Comic-Con would be to have him promote the The Penguins of Madagascar?

The actor was more than happy to smile and pose with his penguin counterpart today, although I’m sad he wasn’t wearing his Sherlock costume. Seriously, such a lost opportunity.

Although there is a chance he would have gotten trampled over by fans on the floor, so maybe it was for best. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors that Benedict will play Doctor Strange, right? 

Welp, it seems they were just that: rumors. Benedict told MTV, “As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called Hamletin London. So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?”

Oh yeah, just a little play called Hamlet. Never once thought of as the greatest play ever written. OK, if he has to miss Doctor Strange for Hamlet, I will allow it. But only if they record the play and show it in movie theaters so I can go watch it.

Launch the gallery to check out all the photos of Benedict at Comic-Con today. Any of you fans down there try to stalk him? Let me know how it goes!