Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Smaug in “The Hobbit”

If all of the casting news coming out of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” doesn’t have you excited yet, perhaps this might do the trick. It was announced yesterday that “Sherlock’s” Benedict Cumberbatch will be the voice of the dragon Smaug. This is pretty interested as he is also providing the voice of Necromancer, as well.

But don’t worry, season 2 of “Sherlock” is on its way.

Cumberbatch is, however, only one man in an all-star cast that includes Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Martin Freeman, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm and more.

3 thoughts on “Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Smaug in “The Hobbit”

  • June 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm
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    James Nesbitt, playing a dwarf. Which is interesting, since he is tall an thin. But they’ll probably do the same thing visual trick as with John Rhys-Davies….

  • June 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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    Robin, it is indeed true that BC will do voice of Samaug. He’s listed in the IMDb cast list as such and they dont print stuff like that until its official. Im kinda shocked but happy that Lee Pace ( love him to pieces but odd choice) will be King Thranduril. And Joe, speaking of other odd choices for Dwarves, Aidan Turner (our beloved vamp in the Brit version of Being Human), seemed odd to me as hes tall and thin, but its official, he’s doing it. There’s some cool footage of the actors doing the Dwarves learning horseback riding in New Zealand. Aidan looked like he’d been doing it all his life.

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