Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch: I Won’t Play The Doctor

Oh, so now Doctor Who and Star Wars aren’t good enough for Mr. Sherlock, eh?  Well, lah-dee-dah! 

Benedict Cumberbatch, who happily showed his wrath in the latest Star Trek sequel and ruthlessly stomped on poor defenseless Hobbits as the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit movies, recently announced at an Australian comic book convention that he won’t have anything to do with our favorite Time Lord. 

To quote Mr. Cabbagepatch:

“I’m never gonna play The Doctor and nothing to do with the Whoniverse.”

And Mr. Cumblecakes went on, in that deep scary voice of his that makes babies cry, to put down the lovely creations of Mr. George Lucas:

“I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s [Abrams] new Star Wars but it won’t happen sadly.”

Well, well, well.  Let’s just see how fast the tables would turn if Oscar-winning director (and master of Smaug) Peter Jackson were to sign up to direct a future episode of Doctor Who?  Mr. Cribbagematch would probably be crying to guest-star, then!

…Or it could be that he was trying to be a perfect gentleman and not let out any spoilers.  Or wasn’t able to work either into his busy schedule.  And if that’s the case, this writer would like to offer his deepest apologies to Mr. Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (that “Mr. would be a “Sir” already if it were up to me!) and offer to buy him a nice cup of tea–or a reasonably priced small automobile–at his convenience.  Again, my apologies.

Kasterborites, do you want to see Mr. Crabbypatty, er, Cumberbatch star in a Doctor Who episode, or is it just better to let him do his goofy little Sherlock show (which aren’t nearly as good as the big-screen Guy Ritchie masterpieces) and those flash-in-the-pan Star Trekkie-things?

(Via The Independent ).


Drew has been a fan of Doctor Who ever since he flipped through the channels late one night and saw a girl blowing up an army of funny robot men with nothing but a slingshot and some old coins. He currently lives somewhere in the woods of Missouri with his beautiful wife Barbara.

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