It's safe to say the man is in demand... When he's not getting his higher self punched out of his mortal body by Tilda Swinton's Ancient One, he's lending his dulcet tones to Christmas's biggest fan.
Variety is reporting that Sherlock has been signed up to voice the Grinch in Illumination’s retelling of 'The Grinch That Stole Christmas' (because Dr. Seuss's books always need retelling!), the one where he plots to scupper Christmas for the residents of a neighboring village by the name of Whoville.
— E! Online (@eonline) April 14, 2016
According to AVClub, Illumination hope to "move onto another Dr. Seuss adaptation after its Horton Hears A Who and The Lorax movies, but since then it started to really focus on the Minions and their proclivity for printing money. The new Grinch movie took a backseat to those little monsters, but now the project is finally moving forward."
You can hear Cumberbatch's honeycombed tones as The Grinch across cinemas come November 2017.