11 Upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch Movies We Are Excited About

Benedict Cumberbatch needs no introduction. This Academy-Award-nominated British actor started his career with short movies and side performances around the 2000s. It was not long before he got mainstream roles and made his name sparkle in the tinsel town. Other than being quite famous among the girls for his regal looks, he has a charming personality and versatility in his acting style. Be it Sherlock, Dr. Strange, or Khan; there is not a dearth of iconic roles that this man has done.

Having watched his blockbuster movies during these past years, at this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Benedict Cumberbatch movie? Well, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the new Benedict Cumberbatch movie could be as good as some of his latest ones.


11. How To Stop Time (Rumored)

Benedict playing a man who has been alive for years and is essentially beyond time. Excited yet? Benedict’s production company SunnyMarch and Studiocanal have reportedly acquired the rights to Matt Haig’s 2017 book, which tells the story of a man Tom Hazard (interesting choice of last name) who has been alive for centuries. Due to a rare condition, he can’t die or age, and through the years has seen many of his loved ones die around him. Benedict is rumored to be playing the lead role of Tom Hazard in this fantasy thriller.


10. Rio (Rumored)

Two giants of Hollywood, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal, in the same movie. I think I’ve got goosebumps. Rio is the story of a financial reporter who goes to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend of his, only to get sucked up in an evil plot to fake his friend’s death. Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the wealthy friend of Gyllenhaal, the financial reporter. It has been reported that Luca Guadagnino will be directing the movie, and the screenplay will be written by Steven Knight. I don’t have to stress the fact that having these two titans of acting side by side will be a treat to watch.


9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The third installment of Avengers and the most awaited Marvel movie of 2018, is set to star a whole lot of famous characters and corresponding actors. One of that plethora of superstars is Benedict Cumberbatch who’ll be returning as the Sorcerer Supreme. It will be the first time that Dr. Strange’s character will stand alongside the coveted team of Avengers. In the presence of powerful personalities like Starlord, Thor, and of course Thanos, Dr. Strange will have the vital role of acting as a conduit between Earth and the Inter-Galactic beings. In the war against Thanos, Dr. Strange’s role as the keeper of the multiverse and associated magical realms will be quite significant. It’ll be interesting to see how Benedict will solidify his position in such a colossal mix of talent.


8. Magik (Announced, Undated)

One of the many animated movies Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the coming years. An author Lewis Clark (Benedict Cumberbatch) accidentally stumbles upon a World of Magic, after his two children go missing. In an attempt to save his children and his world as he knows it, Lewis ventures out on a quest to stop the evil that is behind this master plan. In his pursuit is helping a troll called Jacob, who is from the Magic World. Set in London during Blitz, this one is sure to be another medal for Benedict as a voice actor.


7. Now You See Me 3 (Rumored)

The ‘Now You See Me’ franchise starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo needs little introduction. With its crazy suspense ridden plot and matching magic tricks, the first installment had taken Hollywood by a storm and managed to quadruple its investment. The second installment came in last year with similar success, and the prince of magic Daniel Radcliffe added to the star cast. In an effort to up the ante, this time it is rumored that the makers are considering Benedict Cumberbatch as the formidable villain who’ll stand against the Four Horsemen this time. The movie doesn’t have a set plot or release date until now, but we hope that it gets that soon. And with that, the audience gets an official announcement of Benedict being in the movie.


6. Gypsy Boy (Undated)

Based on the real-life story of Mikey Walsh -a British writer and LGBT activist-, Gypsy Boy is a tale of resilience and courage. Born into a dying breed of Roman Gypsies, Mikey Walsh was brought up to be a bare-knuckle boxer. He had been given a golden pair of gloves to wear around his neck when he was just a child. But when his family came to know that Mikey is gay, he was ousted and shunned by the community. The movie tells his story and how he came back into the society with his words. Benedict will be playing Mikey Walsh’s father in the movie. In a press statement, Cumberbatch mentioned that he was immediately drawn to such a profound and challenging character.

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