Rachel McAdams May Not Appear in Sherlock Holmes 2, But Stephen Fry Will
Posted 11.11.10 by Ryan
Production on Sherlock Holmes 2 is already underway, as evidenced by the "spy pics" taken from the set. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles from last year's Sherlock Holmes, but whether Rachel McAdams will reprise her role as Irene Adler is unknown, even to McAdams. The actress told MTV that a possibility of her returning is "kind of all still in the process."
They're still doing script work, and we'll see. If I do, it won't be a very big thing. It's not a lead part.
Sherlock Holmes 2 will see a variety of new faces, including Noomi Rapace (the Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), who is playing an unspecified lead role, Jared Harris has been reportedly cast as Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty, and Stephen Fry as Holmes' older brother Mycroft. Fry described the character in an interview with ComingSoon.
I play Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes' brother — the smarter brother, I hasten to add. He's so lazy that he never gets the reputation that Sherlock does. Historically it's a very interesting character, and as a lover of Sherlock Holmes since I was a boy I've always enjoyed that character myself. I hope that people enjoy it. It's certainly been fun making the picture. I'm on it until January and it's really been fun.
Fry admitted that he is a fan of director Guy Ritchie's original movie.
"It's what's known in the Sherlock business as noncanonical. It's not based on the books — it's based on the idea of the characters and the relationships, and I love the way that Guy uses the camera. I love the fluency and speed and the wit and the drive of it. It's not exactly Steampunk, but there's a very 21st century angle on Victorian England. And I love the tweeds and the fact that it was Sherlock Holmes, but it managed to escape the Greek tradition. Which of us doesn't love Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, in particular those two, but he's the kind of character that will be done in 200 years time. They'll be making hologram movies of Sherlock Holmes. He'll never die. He's an imperishable figure. So each age will remake him in their own image, if you like and I like what Guy did. He's very filmic.
Sherlock Holmes 2 (working title) is scheduled to open on December 16, 2011. Ritchie again directs from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Paper Man).