Benedict Cumberbatch in leather & space-age handcuffs = perfection.

YES. Bedhead included a link to this yesterday, but I couldn’t help myself. Any excuse to discuss my beloved Benedict Cumberbatch!! These are the covers and some of the exclusive photos from the new (Collector’s Edition) of Empire Magazine, an issue devoted to Star Trek Into Darkness. I’m including the other cover of Chris Pine too, but all I can really see is Cumby. I mean… look at him. THIS is why I’m not married. I go for haughty, scowling, bitchy, psycho men who look good in leather, turtlenecks and space-age handcuffs. Surely that’s a “thing” right? Like, THIS is the reason I’m so messed up as a woman. Because THIS gets me off. Whatever. I would rip that cowl neck sweater off of him and I would keep him handcuffed. And then I would have my way with him. Sweet Cumby. Sweet, handcuffed Cumby.

Here’s the longer Star Trek Into Darkness trailer. I still like the first teaser trailer more – it was more ominious, and it was so much more Cumber-centric. Of course, there’s still some decent Cumber-drama in this one. Can I just say? I know I’m an unapologetic Cumberbitch and everything, but Cumby looks like he’s genuinely doing a badass job in this movie. Like, he’s surprisingly awesome at even doing the physical part of the performance. It’s HOT.

Photos courtesy of Empire Magazine.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    I’m drooling all over the keyboard. I LOVE StarTrek, and Cumby just brings it to perfection. I mean… Dear Lord, his voice.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      A certain type of Brit is the perfect villain-Cumby is it in general, and in this movie-am counting down until May!

  2. alons-y alonso says:

    I’ve had an incredibly shitty week. That pic however just made it a little better. :) Thank you Kaiser! And thank you Cumberbatch!

    • dahlia noir says:

      a Dr Who fan !
      “you are a loser! You can’t even sink the titanic!”

      I was so sad when David Tennant left :(

  3. Lauli says:

    Talented and charming. I love him.

  4. Poppy says:

    Excuse me, I need a cigarette and a cold shower…

  5. Ameila says:

    You show us Cumby’s cover – gorgeous, dangerous, smouldering . . .
    And then Chris Pine’s cover.
    ‘Blue Steel’ is all I have to say.

  6. Nope says:

    Ugly as usual.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Creepy as hell. Sorry, no.

  8. Miss Kiki says:

    I’ve spent most of Crimbo drooling over this picture. It makes me want to drag him to my bed chamber.

  9. emperorcupacke says:

    If you had a chance to see him as the Creature in the Frankenstein stage play (I saw the version in theatres, not the live show), then it’s no surprise what a physical actor he is. Man has thighs like tree trunks.

  10. Mia 4S says:

    I wouldn’t kick either of them out of bed, just saying. ;-) I’m going to love the hell out of this movie!!

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Totally agree, I’m not even put off by Chris Pine’s massive forehead.

    • j.eyre says:

      “I wouldn’t kick either of them out of bed” – one reading of this could be that they are both in your bed to begin with and that just sets a whole new flood of fantasies in motion. Kind of a “good space captain/bad space captain” scenario…

      … and we are just the martian b!tch they are fighting over. Mmmm.

  11. Tish says:

    I hate being turned on by things like this but… yeah. I would so DO. I would so DO! Salivating. Literally.

    I dislike BDSM but damn, Benedict, you are making me change my mind.

  12. tammylala says:

    If that is him in the top photo, he looks less alien than usual, which is a good thing.

  13. Green Is Good says:

    LOL at Ameila’s “Blue Steel” comment!

  14. TrustMe says:

    omg omg omg… I love how Pine pales compared to that God that is Benedict Cumberbatch…

    • Tish says:

      I am a big Cumberbitch and I know Chris is more good-looking (convention-wise) than Benedict but The Batch has this something that makes him a SEX GOD in my eyes.

  15. FirstTimer says:

    Wow! Gorgeous cover!

  16. Eve says:

    “Can I just say? I know I’m an unapologetic Cumberbitch and everything, but Cumby looks like he’s genuinely doing a badass job in this movie. Like, he’s surprisingly awesome at even doing the physical part of the performance. It’s HOT.”

    What? He IS a really good actor — I’m not surprised at all that his performance looks badass.

    • Miss M says:

      Do you regret divorcing Chris Evans? Look how many women are falling for Cumby…

      • Eve says:

        No, I don’t. I’m beginning to think Evans was just lust, you know? That face, those lips…*sigh*

        Cumberbatch’s bitchy personality suits my own (bitchy personality) better, non? :D

        And I’m not affraid of these recent fans — I can slutshank them all to hell.

      • Miss M says:

        Wow! This is true love. Ladies don’t mess with Eve! :)

      • Eve says:

        Though I must admit things will get really bad after Star Trek Into Darkness opens.

        I have the feeling this will mean (for Cumberbatch) the same Thor meant for Tom Hiddleston — career-wise.

        By the way, have you seen Twitter/Tumblr fans reaction to pictures of Hiddleston with a dark-haired woman (in two different occasions)? It’s disgusting!!! I swear I fear for anyone who ever dates that man.

      • Miss M says:

        Eve, I did not see it… I am trying to follow your advice to stay far away from them. When I go there, I just want to see photos and laugh at their level of crazy. Last night someone who was upset at his Loki’d MTV video created a page showing how upset she was…

        Wait…What? wait…Dark-haired woman? and it’s not me? Hm…Now I know how it feels to be cheated on in public…Hahahahaha

      • Eve says:

        I think her name is Sian Clifford. They attacked her on HER Twitter account and on Tumblr (as usual). Some girls truly went beserk…there was even one who wrote her (Clifford) and “open letter”. I was waiting for Ms Kay to talk about that, because she must have seen it as well.

        It’s scary because all I had to do was googling the woman’s name and some of the first results were posts from Tumblr!!!

        EDIT (most of these posts are a reaction to the hateful posts/tweets about her):

      • Miss M says:

        @Eve: They are insane. The first thing that came up was her twitter page and her own page. She is from RADA as well. I believe they have worked together.

        These kids need to have a real life. Leave my man alone! I will grant him this free pass! hahaha

        By the way, I’ve seen pics of them together on twitter before like 2 months ago I think…

      • Eve says:

        Yes, they’re insane, but I think part of this (insanity) is his own fault — the way he addresses them on Twitter makes some of these nutjobs believe they are actually close.

        It’s something Ms Kay and I have discussed many times here on CB (so I won’t labour the point — again! — on this particular thread).

      • Miss M says:

        D*mn! they are immature at best and crazy at worst. Gawd… How old are they again? They are just showing that:
        1- their frontal lobes are not fully developed;
        2- they have some personality disorder.

        I will choose number one for now.

        Poor Sian Clifford…Cannot even enjoy the free pass I am giving him to use with her. :)
        Jokes aside… They look cute together and I believe they’ve been together for a while. The first photo that I saw of them together was during the London Film festival.

        ps: no worries. This is a thread about Cumby. Sorry for digressing…

      • Eve says:

        “ps: no worries. This is a thread about Cumby. Sorry for digressing…”

        Nah…it was me who started. I should be the one apologizing.

        Anyway, part of me would love to see their meltdown (in case it’s confirmed they’re dating), part of me would be REALLY worried about her.

      • Miss M says:

        Their meltdown would be worse than a twihard meltdown… Now I am fully embarrassed that I follow his career.

        I don’t think they would endanger her, but we never know. It’s always better to have some precaution.

        My threesome dreams (Hard, Hiddleston and me) just lasted 3 days…
        Back to Cumby…I think you are right. Star trek will have the “hiddlestoner” effect to Cumby. *Shiver*

  17. silken_floss says:

    The only thing attractive about him is his voice IMO. I heard him speaking on Graham Norton the other night and eyebrows were raise. Who’d have thought such a sexy, deep buttery voice would come from such a slight of a man RAWR :P

  18. judyjudy says:

    I want to get the Cumbie love….I want to see the hotness…but no matter how much I try I just don’t see it.

    You girls can have him. Enjoy.

  19. Jenna says:

    He’s still a no for me. I’ll leave that to Eve. And as to you being messed up…eh. Hardy in that face mask as Bane is what first got me, so I can’t really say anything. Mmm…that mask was yummy…

    Wait, what?! o_O

  20. Ravensdaughter says:

    First trailer-definitely more ominous. Second trailer-just enough information to make me want to try to figure out who Cumby is was-rogue Starship commander or imposter; human or alien or AI android? His expressions and the way he stands reminds me of Fassbender’s android in “Prometheus”…
    OMG-let the wild plot speculation begin!

  21. aline says:

    does anybody know if benedict is secretly dating alice eve?? i always feel like there is some attraction between them. and i have to admit i don’t like her. she’s pretty and smart too i guess or else he probably wouldn’t talk to her because we know he likes his women super intelligent but theres something else i just don’t like about her.

    • cumber says:

      really?? where did you get the information?

      • aline says:

        i’m probaby reading too much into it but i always feel like that their or his body language and face is different when they’re together. and every time he’s in LA he attends events or some kind of party where she is as well. there were events where it said alice eve attened this and that party last night and through twitter you could find out benedict was there too but there were only offical pictures of her. then there are things like going to a museum together or being her date to her movie premieres.

    • Izzy says:

      I’ve read somewhere that they’ve worked together before and are longtime friends. Having said that, if Alice Eve is hittin’ it with Cumby, I admire her taste…

      • cumber says:

        I dont think it’s true. maybe it’s some sort of startrek promotion thing. if they were dated, why now? when they’re filming in august or september the rumour was benedict dating liv tyler.

  22. jasmine says:

    big star trek fan. can’t wait for the movie :)

  23. Mew says:

    Star Trek fan, don’t even want to see the movie. And this dude does nothing to me. Seems like his face is pulled too tight. I’d rather watch Leonard Nimoy in odd pot haircut.

  24. Lila says:

    I’m having difficulty forming full sentences after that picture.

    Yum. Just….yum<3

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    Doesn’t do it for me…

  26. Amilu says:

    Ok. I’ve just watched Sherlock, and (apart from his voice) I still didn’t really see the appeal of this guy. Until this cover. And this trailer. I may become a Cumberbitch yet.

    His voice is absolutely delicious.

  27. Fei says:

    My dirty thoughts are getting kinkier and kinkier. I would pay money to hear him groan and moan, just saying.

  28. Fei says:

    My dirty thoughts are getting kinkier and kinkier.Also, I would pay money to hear him groan and moan, just saying.