It might be time to brace ourselves for the real wrath of Khan. The echoes of thousands of broken hearts and dashed hopes were heard around the world when news got out that Sherlock himself, the wonderful Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch, was committing himself to one lady, and one lady only, the very lucky Sophie Hunter.
You’d be excused if you had to do a bit of sleuthing to discover this news, since the star chose a most old-fashioned—and dare we say incredibly British—way to announce the news. Possibly to keep legions of Cumberbitches from re-creating the Battle of the Five Armies before it can even hit theatres in the third Hobbit movie, the actor quietly shared the news by taking out a wedding announcement in The Times.
Although the British paper was quick to figure out who the son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch really was, and drew a bit more attention to the announcement that he might have been hoping for.
Interest in Cumberbatch’s leading lady immediately spiked, probably causing her to wish she had the transformative powers of her soon-to-be hubby. Then again, Hunter is an actress, award winning theatre-director and Oxford graduate who’s appeared in Torchwood, Vanity Fair and Midsomer Murders. And she’s marrying Benedict Cumberbatch. The struggle might not be too real.
The couple only confirmed their relationship earlier this year when they attended the French Open together, though the pair met while filming 2009’s Burlesque Fairytales. You can catch that initial chemistry in a Vine that’s been making the rounds since the news broke, or, you know, resentfully pretend it’s not happening.
Nuptials aside, Cumberbatch has a busy end-of-year ahead of him, which should give fans plenty of opportunities to keep swooning over him as they grieve. The Imitation Game, a hit a the Toronto International Film Festival, is set to hit theatres later this month while the final Hobbit film, alas featuring only his voice as the fire-breathing dragon Smaug, should heat up screens in December.
In the meantime, we suppose you could comfort yourself with this.