News that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing the villain in the upcoming Star Trek 2 came last month, breeding some mixed feelings. Cumberbatch was replacing the previously named Benicio del Toro—not someone who is easy to outshine. But Cumberbatch is not a fellow lacking in talent. He has played Stephen Hawking and Vincent Van Gogh, and will next year be seen in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: There and Back Again. So although Cumberbatch might not have the same clout attached to his name that del Toro does, rest assured that he can handle a meaty role with the best of 'em.