Benedict Cumberbatch Cast As The Grinch Himself In Upcoming Animated Film

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Benedict Cumberbatch might be focusing on his role as Marvel’s strange new MCU superhero Doctor Strange, but news has arrived this week that the actor will voice the titular character in Universal’s upcoming animated adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Updates have been pretty slow-going on the project ever since it was announced a few years ago, with today marking the first casting announcement to date. The film is set to release on November 10, 2017, so there’s not much else information to go on regarding what it’ll shape up to be. Given the well-known story of The Grinch though, it’s not too hard to imagine what we’ll be getting here.

The announcement came out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where Universal and Illumination Entertainment also showed the first ten minutes of The Secret Life of Pets, revealed footage for Sing, and dropped early footage of Despicable Me 3, which will feature South Park co-creator Trey Parker as the villain.

Tell us, what do you think of the return of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s part in the upcoming animated movie? Let us know in the comments section below.