Benedict Cumberbatch is set to be involved in some very big movies over the next couple of years, with a role in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel, as well as playing Smaug and The Necromancer in the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Benedict has been talking about his role in The Hobbit and what a joy it was to work on the movie.
Cumberbatch explained, “I was very lucky [to work] with Pete [Jackson]. As far as the experience, what an extraordinary one it was because at the time I was in my work; I was in isolation with him and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.”
He added, “It’s a sort of wonderful ongoing process, I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun. It was like playing a game. It’s going to be an amazing film; it’s going to be a real treat.” You can catch Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is set to be released on December 14, 2012.