It's not every day we see Benedict Cumberbatch involved in a Photoshop disaster!
The BBC released a promo photo of the British actor posing next to his "Sherlock" co-star Martin Freeman dressed in delightful Victorian-era clothes for the show's 2015 Christmas special. However, if you can look past how handsome the 38-year-old "The Imitation Game" actor looks in a top hat, you'll notice that his left arm is completely gone.
Before we could say "Elementary!," fans took to Twitter to discuss whether the missing arm (idea: the next episode could be called "The Case Of The Vanishing Arm) was an integral part of next season's plot.
Sherlock Christmas special: The case of the missing shoulder and how it found its way back to its owner.— Ben C's shoulder (@bencshoulder) November 25, 2014
Johnstache is back!— The Sherlock Hiatus (@SherlockHiatus) November 26, 2014
there was a zombie apocalypse and sherlock got bitten so mary cut off his arm #221back— Cece :-/ (@cecilllee) November 25, 2014
The BBC later reissued the picture with Benedict's arm intact.
The Guardian reports that the "Sherlock" Christmas special will start filming in January 2015 and Series 4 will air in 2016. All is well in the world.
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