Word is that the following video is a promo for, but does not actually appear in, Ridley Scotts upcoming Prometheus film, which takes place in the Alien universe but whose precise connection to the Alien franchise is not yet clear. The speaker, Peter Weyland, is presumably connected with the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, the main (human) antagonist in the Alien movies; Weyland and Yutani companies, not yet yoked by hyphens, figure in the (chronologically earlier) Alien vs. Predator movies.
Archive | February 28, 2012
So whoever it is that Cumberbatch is playing, its a) someone very strong and skilled at fighting (since he seems to be kicking Spocks butt), but b) not transcendentally or supernaturally powerful (which would seem to scotch the rumour that Cumberbatch is playing Trelane of Gothos):
At least we now know how Holmes survived the end of The Reichenbach Fall. He was beamed up!