In a panel moderated by Craig Ferguson in the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Hall H was filled with screams as “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch makes his first attendance at the said fan convention. Read on for further details.
San Diego Comic-Con Hall H was filled with screaming fans as Cumberbatch makes his first ever appearance to the long-running comic convention. Cumberbatch is known for his iconic role in TV series “Sherlock” and also stars in the Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” “Any questions about Sherlock and Comic-Con is CANCELLED,” joked Craig Ferguson before starting the panel.
Cumberbatch will star in the upcoming “Madagascar” spinoff movie, “Penguins of Madagascar,” as Classified, a wolf and team leader of the secret animal agent operation, North Wind. “Penguins of Madagascar” follow the penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in their own spy thriller, teaming them up with North Wind, an elite undercover interspecies task force dedicated to help animals who cannot help themselves. The Penguins, along with Classified, must work together in order to prevent Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
Along with Cumberbatch, the 3D-animated film will feature the voices of Tom McGrath (Skipper), Chris Miller (Kowalski), John DiMaggio (Rico), Christopher Knights (Private), Ken Jeong (Short Fuse) and John Malkovich (Dave/ Dr. Octavius).
The panel also presented its other upcoming animated film “Home,” starring the voices of Rihanna and Jim Parsons. “Home” is about an alien misfit who befriends a human girl during his race’s invasion of earth. The animated film is based on Adam Rex’s 2007 children’s book, “The True Meaning of Smekday.” Ferguson also presented the “Penguins of Madagascar” app and unveiled the logo for another upcoming film “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations” starring Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray.
During the panel, Cumberbatch has been deflecting questions regarding certain speculations and rumors that he will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.” Marvel will be presenting at the conference this Saturday, July 26, 2014, and maybe it might shed some light regarding the issue. “Doctor Strange” is to be directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaihts.
“Penguins of Madagscar” will hit the big screens on Nov. 26, 2014. That’s it for the scoop about Benedict Cumberbatch headlining the DreamWorks Animation panel at the San Diego Comic-con 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news about upcoming movies.
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