Regrettably, I'd never heard of Cumberbatch until this news broke (shame on me!). Therefore, it seems like I'm going to need to start doing my research and watch a few episodes (or every one) of 'Sherlock' so I can really get a feel for Mr. Cumberbatch. Although, to be honest, part of me would rather it be a surprise, as opposed to going into 'The Hobbit' with any preconceived thoughts or opinions.
In any case, I am very excited that my favourite Hobbit character has now been cast - and I am even more excited to see how they adapt Smaug for the big screen.
Until next time,