Very exciting news for Benedict Cumberbatch!

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has been confirmed as the first big name for an exciting new project.

The actor will be voicing the evil tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of The Jungle Book. Playing a man-eating tiger will be an easy task for Benedict – he’s faced worse human villains on Sherlock!

This will be Benedict’s second time working with director Andy Serkis. The pair also worked together on The Hobbit films, in which Benedict voiced the dastardly dragon Smaug. We do agree that he has the perfect voice for a bad-ass dragon or tiger!

The Warner Bros. version of The Jungle Book is not to be confused with the new Disney adaptation, which stars Idris Elba as Shere Khan.

Two Jungle Book films at once… confusing, much?! Our favourite still has to be the original Disney version. All together now, “When you pick a pawpaw, or a prickly pear…”