The Latest Moriarty Rumors for Sherlock Holmes 2
Posted 06.25.10 by Ryan
Even before Sherlock Holmes reached theaters, plans for a sequel had begun. Rumors circulated that Brad Pitt would play Holmes' infamous arch nemesis, Moriarty. Robert Downey Jr. admitted he had tried to convince Pitt to take the role, though no confirmation has been provided. While the original movie leaves no doubt that Moriarty will appear in Sherlock Holmes 2, the most recent casting rumors don't include Pitt at all.
SuperHeroHype reports that, according to "unconfirmed sources," director Guy Ritchie is hoping to land Daniel Day-Lewis for the role. If Day-Lewis doesn't work out, Ritchie may turn to Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, or Gary Oldman. Considering the "unconfirmed" nature of the source, the report should be ranked as rumor-mill fodder for now.
Currently, Ritchie is overseeing rewrites of the script, written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. Production on the sequel is set to start this fall in Europe. Sherlock Holmes 2 expects to open on December 16, 2011.