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The fans of Sherlock, the BBC series also starring Martin Freeman and responsible for some of the most steamy fan fiction on the internet, are already more than aware of Benedict Cumberbatch's out-of-this-world acting skills. While he's also been in a boatload of fantastic movies, it's safe to say that even more moviegoers are about to be introduced to his radiant presence thanks to Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange, for which he nabbed the title role.

If you loved him in or 12 Years a Slave, you’ll be dying to know the next films where you can watch him in action. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, you might not know what upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch releases there are set to be and what he’s up to in 2017. So to help keep you on top of this his anticipated new movie releases, we've made a handy list of the next Benedict Cumberbatch films. From Avengers: Infinity War to Thor: Ragnarok, the latest flicks from his should get fans excited for these movies coming out.

1. Thor: Ragnarok

  • Release date: 3 November 2017
  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Thor finds himself against the Hulk but must fight for survival and race against time.

2. The Current War

  • Release date: 22 December 2017
  • Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Holland

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse try to create a sustainable system and market it to Americans.

3. Avengers: Infinity War

  • Release date: 4 May 2018
  • Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana

No info on the plot.

4. Jungle Book

  • Release date: 19 October 2018
  • Director: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

Jon Favreau recently released The Jungle Book, a star-studded live action remake of the Disney classic that had the expected success at the box office. But Andy Serkis was also working on his own spin on the jungle tale, initially titled Jungle Book: Origins. To avoid confusion, as this version will not be based on Disney's animated movie, but on Rudyard Kipling's original stories, Warner pushed the release back from 2017 to 2018.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring as Shere Khan, for which he will not only provide the voice but also the incredible range of his facial expressions, as this movie will heavily rely on motion capture.

5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Release date: 9 November 2018
  • Director: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Another voice actor role, Benedict Cumberbatch's part in the new How The Grinch Stole Christmas will be as the Grinch himself. The movie will be produced by Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind Despicable Me, and whose Chris Meledandri stated how delighted he was with Cumberbatch's casting.

I can't help but admit that the role really suits him!

6. The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Walter Salles
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

A guy tricks people into thinking he's a part of the rich Rockefeller family.

7. The Child in Time

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Julian Farino
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell

The daughter of a children's book author goes missing.

8. Rogue Male

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

A hunter fails to assassinate a dictator and gets caught & tortured. He manages to escape but police go on the hunt to find him.

9. Magik

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: Samantha Morton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominique Swain

Author Lewis Clark stumbles upon a world of Magic after his two children go missing.

10. Rio (rumored)

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal

A reporter goes to Rio de Janeiro to visit his friend and gets involved in faking his friend's death.

Which role are you really looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch play?

Source: IMDb


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