Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie Hunter attended the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ UK event

Avengers Infinity War Fan Event

Several years back, so many people said that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter looked like they were related. I thought people were being mean, honestly. But now I see it. They really do look like brother and sister – they basically have the same face and some bone structure. It’s very strange. DOCTOR Strange. *rim shot* Anyway, these are photos from last night’s Avengers: Infinity War fan event. Benedict brought his loyal and faithful sister-wife Sophie to the event, even though it doesn’t seem like anyone else brought their significant others, wives or girlfriends.

For those of you bump-watching Sophie… I mean, I had that thought too, that her dress could be masking another pregnancy. But I think she’s probably done – she had the Cumberbatch heir and spare and that’s all that seems to be required of these posh people. I always have to remind myself that she had the second baby too – they have two sons, Christopher (or “Kit”) and Hal Cumberbatch.

I’m also adding some solo photos of Sebastian Stan. I know many of you ladies are all about Sebastian Stan. I’ve never had many feelings about him, but he was good in I, Tonya.

Avengers Infinity War UK Fan Event - VIP Arrivals

Avengers Infinity War Fan Event - Arrivals

Avengers Infinity War Fan Event - Arrivals

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  1. lightpurple says:

    Kit and Hal. They need a third to name Lisa or Siri to keep the “naming children after electronic computer devices” thing going.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think they took the names from great British playwrights. Hal = Henry IV (Shakespeare play) and Christopher ‘Kit’ was homage to Christopher ‘Kit’ Marlowe.

      • lightpurple says:

        Christopher is the name of the computer he invents in The Imitation Game and they got pregnant and married while promoting that film. HAL is from 2001 Space Odyssey. But, yes, theater is possible too.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        ^ Ah, I have a recollection of him saying in an interview that it was in homage to the theatre greats but i guess it either.

      • Grumpy says:

        They are so pretentious that it is definitely in homage to Shakespeare and Marlowe. BC was probably named for Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing himself.
        Or maybe they like Games of Thrones and are big Jon Snow fans.

      • annalise says:

        They’ve never said where the names came from, that was the Daily Mail guessing.

        My guess is there’s some family names in there, like people often do (Cumberbatch’s grandfather was a Hal).

  2. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Oh you called him posh, he will have something to say about that, Kaiser.

  3. Mia4s says:

    I wonder if they’ll do a Doctor Strange 2? Not that Benny needs the work but I’m just curious as to how long his contract runs. Anyway, he seems to be having fun, all good.

    Sebastian Stan sadly doesn’t do much for me. He’s fine, nothing against him. He’s just…eh, he’s fine. But he does look good here. His Bucky hair is stupid and looks terrible. Yeah…I said it! Come at me! 😉

    • Jenns says:

      Bucky with the bad hair.

    • lightpurple says:

      The standard MCU contract is 6 films, although some (Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie) have a 9 film contract. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll do another film with just that character though. There’s only been the one MCU Hulk film and no Black Widow or Nick Fury films. It is probable that there will be a Dr Strange 2 in the next phase but they haven’t announced what those films are because to do so would give away what happens in Avengers 3 and 4.

    • Nicole says:

      I assume that he does have another movie on the horizon but who knows. We won’t know any more individual projects that aren’t “past” movies (a la Captain Marvel) until Avengers 4 drops. But it’s a safe bet that he would last because most of the A team are going to be dead or retired after this.
      I also hate Bucky’s hair lol

  4. grabbyhands says:

    Sigh, Where did all the hot go?

    I crushed on him so bad in the first season of Sherlock and now he’s just this pale, dull upper crust stereotype.

    • Krill says:

      Lol. Welcome to the light. Hard to believe that peoole found him physically attractive when his head is about one third the size of his body.

    • SlightlyAnonny says:

      It was never there. He’s always looked like a bloated fetus.

    • shelly says:

      I think the character of Sherlock Holmes has an inbuilt hotness to it. In anything else he just looks weird. Good actor though.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        He’s hot as Doctor Strange as well. And he’s always had a sexy voice.

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      I think for me the moment he got married it died lol. Not because he IS married but because that’s when he became fairly insufferable in interviews. He’s become a bit smug.

    • Dee says:

      Girl, IDK. I used to loooove him. Wet dream status. Not sure what happened but I cringe. They look like siblings.

    • N.L. says:

      I don’t understand the obsession with him and Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo and Quentin from The Magicians. Pale, dadbod, skinny, weak, stringy haired people aren’t my cup of tea.

  5. Ankhel says:

    Is it bad/good that Sophie has met her “requirement” of two kids? Would it be better if she had more? I didn’t get that remark.

    • Krill says:

      Or linking two children to poshness. The ultimate standard in poshness has to be the royal family and the Queen had four and William is on his third.

    • Susannah says:

      It’s just a joke, royal families, titled families, wealthy families, etc. need an heir and spare, two kids to ensure the dynasty. I love the idea of a Cumberbatch acting dynasty now being secured for another generation!

  6. bread says:

    Why did he do that to his hair? It looks like one of his children cut and styled it.

  7. Ina says:

    Their faces are mirror images of each other. I wonder what it must be like to be married to someone who looks so much like you.

  8. GG says:

    Was there any point to this article other than sly/rude commentary on the Cumberbatches? ‘Sister wife’, really? And heir and spare? I well remember the horrific comments made towards Sophie Hunter on this site when it was revealed she was pregnant, hopefully this article will not see a rise in them.

  9. lunchcoma says:

    I mean, two kids is a pretty common choice regardless of social class. Sophie is 39, so they’re probably done.

  10. Kaylie says:

    He was great at this event, made a cosplayer’s year. I always thought he looked a bit weird when he was younger and looks much better now.

    Marvel stars do the carpet with wives and such, but I think he was the only one there this time with someone who wouldn’t have to fly in. Also, yeah, GG is right.

  11. aerohead21 says:

    Ok so his face is a bit like an otter….yes….but his body…and he can act. Go watch Doctor Strange and Star Trek. Both were films where his abilities had to stand out above crappy scripts. And the 2 kids…a lot of people stop at two because KIDS ARE EXPENSIVE. Omg I have 4 and we’re always butt ass poor. It’s so hard.

  12. Rumi says:

    He’s a good actor and I like him.

  13. Tig says:

    Just finished Matt Haig’s latest novel- How to Stop Time- and in the acknowledgments he mentions Cumberbatch optioning(?) the book- maybe that’s his next project?

  14. mtam says:

    Honestly after seeing that thumbnail i totally see what people mean, they do bear a strong resemblance to eachother. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did something like 23andMe and Ancestry.ca and realized they’re not so distantly related.

  15. Twinkle says:

    I never saw the similarity till these photos. It’s creepy. Why does Sophie feel the need to join her husband at every photo op? Is she that attention hungry?

  16. MyLittlePony says:

    I am wondering where has he been all this time… There has been practically zero coverage on him since the first baby was born. I do like Ben, like very very much. He needs to be seen and heard essentially, photographs never do him any justice.