Benedict Cumberbatch is a monster. Well, he plays one on TV: the veteran actor was seen filming a scene for forthcoming Netflix show Eric and, uh, he looks a little different.
On May 19, Cumberbatch was seen during a shoot in New York’s Central Park, where he walked around in era-appropriate
Eric, according to
Anderson’s coping method of choice: desperate attempts to get Eric, his son’s puppet
“As Vincent’s progressively destructive behaviour alienates his family, his work colleagues, and the detectives trying to help him, it’s Eric, a delusion of necessity, who becomes his only ally in the pursuit to bring his son home,” according to Netflix.
Thus, it’s plot-relevant for Benedict Cumberbatch to walk around New York in a giant monster costume.
I can’t say that it’s Cumby’s best look or that “Cumby” is even the right nickname. Like, “Benny” is too generic, “Cumberbatch” is too long,” and all the
Anyways, Cumby’s monster get-up may not be his most flattering outfit but it’s actually pretty name-appropriate.
Has Benedict Cumberbatch ever played a character that better fits the name “Benedict Cumberbatch” than this Jim Henson wannabe? Like, if you’d never heard of Cumberbatch before and I showed you a picture of this monster character and said its name was “Benedict Cumberbatch” and it lives in the marshmallow fields of Neverland, that’d make sense, right?
Cumby doesn’t do a lot of fantasy movies besides those Marvel joints and The Hobbit, I guess but, if they ever make a biographical Benedict Cumberbatch film, maybe he can have a magical friend named Kenedict Bumberbatch or something of that nature.
Banister Crumblebench? Bumblesnuff Crimpysnitch? The possibilities are endless.