Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘STID’ shower scene was deleted, but here it is

We’ve gotten 20 million tips about this, so thank you for thinking of me whenever you see Benedict Cumberbatch without a shirt. You know it’s something I enjoy, even though I don’t think Cumby is a traditional “heartthrob”. Like, even though I’m not Twihard-y about Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling or even Robert Pattinson, I enjoy seeing them shirtless because they are the vanilla beefcake that makes life more interesting. But Cumby’s shirtlessness is something else altogether.

First, some backstory. When JJ Abrams was on Conan O’Brien’s show, he confirmed that he DID shoot a Cumberbatch shower scene for Star Trek Into Darkness, but it got deleted from the final edit. Thankfully, JJ brought it for Conan’s audience. Behold!!

It’s a good scene, although Cumby looks like he is about to murder the water. I do wonder why JJ didn’t include the scene in the final edit… it’s not even like it’s that long, you know? But maybe they didn’t know where to fit it in.

Personally, I think my favorite Cumby-shirtless scene was in A Scandal In Belgravia when Sherlock is dressed only in a sheet in Buckingham Palace and he goes to walk away and Mycroft steps on the sheet. Sigh… CUMBY.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Twitter.

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    Sigh. Beefy Cumby is SO much better than skinny Sherlock.

  2. lady mary. says:

    mmm,thats a lovely close up of his chest t be nice,must be nice to lay my head there ,in the shower with him ,god lord ,cant blieve the cumby vodoo is working on me ,but iam a sucker for gorgeous men in shower ,dere is always smthn so erotic abt the water tricklin down their chests….ahm excuse me while i go o and check out matt bomers shower scene in white collar and cumby’s

  3. Apples says:

    Wow. Shocked at how much he was able to bulk up. I didn’t think his body was capable.
    Bad decision JJ Abrams. Bad decision.

    • T.Fanty says:

      Re: that. Abrams is *so* stupid. This doesn’t justify the Alice Eve semi-nudity. It reinforces that it was sexist gratuity, because even though he filmed Cumby, he consciously chose not to include it in the theatrical release.

      • Mia 4S says:

        I’m not sure I agree TFanty (although it’s a sign of how Star Trek is held in higher regard that some people are mad about a scene that’s not a tenth of what Hollywood usually does). I thought the Alice Eve scene was an akward attempt at romantic comedy. It was poorly edited, but in context I got what they are going for. She needs a particular suit to examine the torpedo, she doesn’t tell him why he has to turn around, he gets curious and peeks and gets an eyefull. She seems more amused with him than upset. The only issue I thought was the camera lingered too long and that it was too little if the filmmakers are trying to set up what I think they are trying to set up (sorry, trying to be vague on possible third movie spoilers).

        I loved the movie a lot (going back this weekend), I had some issues with it too but this wasn’t one of them.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I hear what you’re saying, Mia, and agree that it might have been the intent, but for that to be true, they would have had to scripted more than a two minute interaction. Alice Eve was nothing but a damsel in distress, and the decision to have her strip was entirely congruent with her lazy characterization. Ultimately, she was there to be pretty and to titilate Kirk. Making her a rocket scientist (or whatever the hell she was) didn’t mitigate her objectification.

        ETA: I know Abrams has a history of presenting strong women, but he really sold them out with this movie. Sorry to sound exasperated, but I think this is a *really* bad time for women in the movies.

      • grabbyhands says:

        Agreed. I thought Abrams explanation was pretty weak.

      • Mia 4S says:

        “but for that to be true, they would have had to scripted more than a two minute interaction.”

        And I think there you have hit on the real issue. The scene was out of place. She wasn’t needed in this movie as a love interest. Kirk had tons of great emotional stuff going on….Spoiler Alert…

        Heartbroken over the loss of his surrogate father, struggling with doubts about command, seeing corruption in superior officers, the complicated friendship with Spock….

        ….save the romance for movie 3! It doesn’t need much set up, she’s smart and beautiful, he’s funny, courageous, and looks like Chris Pine. You could have them in bed ten minutes into the movie and I’ll buy it. ;-)

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        Amen, T-Fanty, amen!

  4. Tish says:

    He looks so mad! Hahahahaha! I had a giggling fit when I first saw this because he looks so uncomfortable but after the novelty wore of… DAMN!

    Angry sex.

  5. Ncboudicca says:

    Hm. This is good because Cumberb*tches can build on it. For example: where are his hands and what are they doing? Is he holding a bar of Star Fleet soap and is he about to lather himself up? It’s pretty easy to insert an endless variety of scenarios…

  6. moon says:

    I don’t care for the shower scene, but that photo of him carrying a baby got my ovaries exploding

  7. Al says:

    I hope they include deleted scenes on the DVD release!

  8. Jenna says:

    *sigh* I don’t even like this man like that.

    Eve, are we going to battle again? I just came from a morning workout at the gym, and Karl (thank you Ms. Eyre, for that), so I’m a little tired. Let me know if you want me to set up my artillery.

  9. Ravensdaughter says:

    Who’s the tiny baby. His? Hmmm, that could cause guilt if one of us hooked him…
    “Shower of Evil” indeed, btw.

  10. Toot says:

    They cut it because he only looks good from the neck down. lol Sorry Kaiser.

  11. GeeMoney says:

    This scene wasn’t long enough. But I’m still happy that I got to see it. *drool*

  12. Tig says:

    Glad to think that this bit of Cumby from upper chest up is deemed to be the equivalent of Alice Eve in full frontal, albeit in underwear. Sure it is.

    Given how slim he is in RL, that was some more eating to bulk up that like!

  13. grabbyhands says:

    I was disappointed. His body looked great, but the scene was ruined by the expression on his face, which looked like he was experiencing severe stomach cramps or something.

  14. Atlanta says:

    He is so wrinkly, how old is he?

  15. Dani says:

    I have never seen anyone so angry while taking a shower. Yikes.

  16. jules says:

    If only we got to see them forcing “John Harrison” to peal off his filthy, but stylish clothes and helping him into the evil shower that washed away all the dirt after he did manly things on Cronos.
    I’m the brig shower attendant standing just out of view waiting to soap him up because he is a naughty boy.

  17. Nan209 says:

    Personally, I think my favorite Cumby-shirtless scene was in A Scandal In Belgravia when Sherlock is dressed only in a sheet in Buckingham Palace and he goes to walk away and Mycroft steps on the sheet. Sigh… CUMBY.

    Can I hear an amen?

  18. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    YUCK!! He is so fug and looking at that jaw alone (or lack there of), he isn’t going to age well either.

    Oh and that voice that stans rave on about? My hubby and I watched him on Graham Norton the other week, and he does NOT speak like that normally, he obviously puts on his ‘movie voice’ for film/tv roles. My hubby said it sounded like he was a good voice actor- but that was it. We both couldn’t get over how fug he was- even in motion. Chris Pine looked hot and manly in comparison (and I’m not even a CP fan lol).

  19. allheavens says:

    Saw STID this morning, good but not great film. Too many plot holes.

    The most of the cast did a good job considering the script they had to work with but Cumberbatch was very good. Cold, calculating and savage, STID the movie faltered but he did not.

    When you are in a scene with someone (Cumberbatch) and they make you look like a child, you (Chris Pine) need to rethink your approach to your character. IMAX does nothing for Chris Pine’s skin, he must have had severe acne as a teenager.

    It was an enjoyable ride but it could have been so much more.

    • Ponytail says:

      Oh gawd, am so glad someone else said it on here. He WAS good, but not enough to save the appalling plot. I was so disappointed, and frankly, the film was so badly paced, started getting bored about half an hour in. And then they rushed the end. And they wasted the [classic baddies] bit – couldn’t there have been a little bit more of characters who even this non-Trekkie has heard of ? It was just a big mess, and I think getting the in-jokes that were supposedly scattered throughout wouldn’t have improved it for me.

  20. Trashaddict says:

    No, no, no, no, no! Saw it on YouTube and his face looked like Tommy Girl’s! I wish I could rip my eyeballs out!

  21. Vera says:

    I do wish Cumby liked the Sherlock curls. I sure do.

  22. DeltaJuliet says:

    WTH? I’m always going on and on about how fug this guy is and now I’m looking at these pics thinking “huh, he’s pretty handsome”. Does it just take awhile to sink in or what?