Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who played Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s “Sherlock” says that he doesn’t rule out returning to his role.
Benedict Cumberbatch has not ruled out returning to Sherlock in future. The actor is currently filming the new series of Doctor Strange, but he says that he would “love” to return to Sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch hasn’t ruled out returning to the program that launched his career (Picture: )
Benedict Cumberbatch has said that a return to his role as Sherlock Holmes in the enormously successful series is not out of the question.
When the first episode of Sherlock aired in 2010, it almost instantly launched Benedict to stardom, and he’s only gotten better since then.
Benedict is already a recognized actor with worldwide prominence, having gained a position in the Marvel universe as Doctor Strange and as Cold War spy Greville Wynne in the highly praised The Courier this year.
But he isn’t ruling out the possibility of returning to the program that gave him his first large audience.
In a recent interview, the 45-year-old was asked whether there was any possibility he would return to produce more Sherlock, and sadly for fans, he replied it may have ‘had its time for now.’
‘I still never say never,’ he said.
‘Never say never,’ as the saying goes. In the future, the spectacular program might be revived as a new series or special (Picture: )
‘I truly enjoy that character,’ the Desolation of Smaug actor told Esquire, but ‘the conditions [for the program to return] have to be perfect, and I believe it’s too soon now to see it have another life.’
‘However, it does not rule out the possibility of a future iteration.’
Although Benedict was unable to say whether or not he would return to the part if requested, he flatly refused to say whether or not he would give his okay for a fresh actor to take his place.
In the same interview, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss said that he gets asked “every day” whether they would return to the series, which is understandable given the incredible impact it had on fans before its 2017 conclusion.
In the series, Mark also portrayed Myroft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother, and informed the outlet that no other actor could have played the famous investigator.
Mycroft and Sherlock are feuding siblings, while Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch are fighting brothers. (Photo credit:)
From his age to his appearance, Benedict was a “perfect fit” for the role, according to Mark, and his “otherness” set him out.
Former Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat, who co-created the renowned program with Mark, was recently interviewed by Metro.co.uk and asked whether there were any plans for a comeback to the series or perhaps a special one-off episode.
‘I don’t mind writing Sherlock,’ he answered, ‘but we need people to come up and perform it.’
‘It’s not really up to me; it’s up to our extremely renowned star,’ says the actor.
Sherlock’s cast and staff, including creator Steven Moffat, who said that he would have no issue creating the show again. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) )
He revealed that the recent death of Una Stubbs, who portrayed Mrs Hudson in the legendary series, had made things ‘dark’. ‘That would be difficult for all of us.’
‘If the lads wanted to do it again, I’m sure we’d bring it back to life…’ he continued. But, like I said, I’m afraid it’s not up to me.’
Let’s get back to you, Benedict.
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Benedict Cumberbatch has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Sherlock in future. He told Radio Times that he would be “open” to a return, but also said that it’s too early to tell. Reference: benedict cumberbatch 2020.
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