benedict cumberbatch star trek 'Star Trek': 'Sherlock's' Benedict Cumberbatch battles SpockBenedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to fighting crime thanks to his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the extremely popular BBC update “Sherlock.” But in the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, Cumberbatch shifts from fighting crime to a fighting criminal and in some new pictures from the set, we see him battling Zachary Quinto’s Spock.

Cumberbatch confirmed that he’ll be playing a villain in the movie, though the identity of his character has been kept under wraps. The pictures don’t really add much to the conversation, aside from the fact that Cumberbatch is able to withstand Spock’s Vulcan death grip.

He also rocks a diabolical ’80s New Wave Britpop haircut.

There is some speculation that Cumberbatch will be taking on the role of Khan — played by Ricardo Montalban in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” — Captain James T. Kirk’s mortal enemy.

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Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson