It will be the slinky star's first trip to SDCC, so we hope he's girding his loins for what's a truly unique experience. There was a "Sherlock" panel last year, but Cumberbatch and his co-star Martin Freeman were unable to attend.
There's also the matter of Peter Jackson's Hall H takeover for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" two days later. If Cumby's already hanging out in San Diego, why not make a weekend of it? See some sights, buy some comics, walk around the convention floor in a disguise to see what it's like to live as a normal person, and, heck, promote his wiggly mo-cap performance of Smaug the dragon.
"Penguins" will waddle into theaters November 26.
Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images