Some new character posters have arrived online for the upcoming sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, less than a month after some previous character posters were released.
Like in 2009's Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey, Jr. will again play the eccentric title character, with Jude Law returning as Dr. Watson. Like their October counterparts, the backdrop to the posters is the sequel's various European location, with Downey Jr. again depicted in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Also featured are the new addition to the cast, specifically Jared Harris as Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty and Noomi Rapace the gypsy Sim (or Simza, as she is referred to on her poster), who joins the duo on their latest adventure. The new characters — Moriarty is hardly "new", but will be appearing for the first time in this particular Sherlock Holmes franchise — are discussed further in latest featurette for A Game of Shadows, which focuses on the inclusion of Moriarty and Sim. watch the featurette >> Posted 11.08.11 by Ryan
This December will see the second installment of Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, and there's a good reason why the two actors were so quick to reunite for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes: they actually like each other. "I’m an admirer," Law said of Downey Jr. to Total Film. "When you’ve had a working relationship that’s both challenging and inspiring — and when it’s also easy to spend time with that person — then you do miss it, if I’m honest."
"And I’ve realized more this time around that there’s something about when you and I are clicking and [director] Guy [Ritchie]’s setting us up to win that I don’t know that I’d necessarily want to repeat that with somebody else," said Downey Jr. of his bromance with Law.
Ritchie concurs. "I think the bread and butter of this movie is always going to be the relationship between Sherlock and Watson and you can’t really have enough of those two and their camp banter."
See if you agree in three recently released TV spots. watch the spots >> Posted 10.30.11 by Ryan
We're still months away from the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and yet Warner Bros. (WB) is already making plans for the third installment in the franchise. According to Deadline, WB has selected hot British writer Drew Pearce (BBC's No Heroics) to pen the continuing adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) in Sherlock Holmes 3 (working title). Pearce may not be a household name in America yet, but he soon will be. Marvel Studios hired him to write the unproduced teen superhero movie Runaways and, on the basis of that script, also hired him to write Iron Man 3, which will also star Downey, Jr. The deal is still being worked out, but Pearce is expected to accept the Sherlock Holmes 3 writing gig. more about Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows >> Posted 10.24.11 by BrentJS
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is facing his biggest threat yet in the upcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but the latest trailer only gives a few more glimpses of what's in store.
It's no secret that Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is the cause of trouble in A Game of Shadows, but the first action-packed trailer released three months ago only briefly showed Moriarty. While the latest trailer has plenty of new footage to reveal — including an official look at Rachel McAdams reprising her Sherlock Holmes role of Irene Adler, "spy" videos unofficially revealed McAdams in February. The new trailer has only a few new shots of Harris as Moriarty, mostly featuring looks at Holmes, Watson (Jude Law), and the gypsy Sim (Noomi Rapace) running past cannon fire and dodging bullets and other various explosions — there's only a few new shots of Harris as Moriarty. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan
Superstar actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law play the best of friends as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the two new character posters that were recently released to promote the movie. The posters feature the world's greatest detective and his partner-in-sleuthing brandishing weapons and looking like they are prepared to duel each other as billowing smoke in the background partially obscures two of the most iconic European landmarks, London's Big Ben and Paris' Eiffel Tower. More about Sherlock Holmes 2 >> Posted 10.13.11 by BrentJS
The upcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has a few months before its December release, which perhaps explains why the movie's promotional materials are being released at such a slow trickle. Last month, Warner Bros. revealed three photos from the movie that showed Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) in various states of repose, while a month earlier, the first trailer showed off a great deal of action.
Working on the sequel was easy, according to Law, and not because there was no shortage of sitting. "Literally, it felt like there was no gap," Law recently told Philly.com. "We went into [the sequel] with a little more confidence and swagger. We were very proud of the last one, but when you pick up a canon like that, it's hard to know how the world will respond. And [audiences] were really enthusiastic, and appreciative."
While Law and Downey Jr. have returned to work with director Guy Ritchie, the new cast additions include Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as a Gypsy named Sim and Jared Harris as Holmes' arch-nemesis Moriarty. Harris only briefly appeared in the trailer, but, while talking to MTV revealed that more about the infamous villain is on the way. Moriarty is like "a monster movie," says Harris >> Posted 09.09.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows last month, which revealed that director Guy Ritchie had delivered another action-packed adventure for the world's most famous detective. The sequel has landed on the cover of Empire, and three new stills have been released which show that the movie also features a great deal of exciting sitting as well. more about Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan
After revealing two new character posters and trailer preview, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes sees the return of Robert Downey Jr. as the famous detective and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. Guy Ritchie returns as director, the first time he has directed a sequel, or so he told USA Today.
more from RItchie and the trailer >> Posted 07.13.11 by Ryan
They wanted this to be a franchise, which, in my mind, needs at least two movies. But I really liked working with the team on the first movie, so this was an easy choice.
Warner Bros. is getting the word out about Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes.
The first official still image debuted last November, but finally two new character posters have been released featuring lead characters Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law). The poster of Holmes shows him holding a pistol pointing toward his nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), while Watson's poster has the gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace) standing by a train in the background.
The train may have some special significance in the movie, as could be revealed in the movie's trailer, which will be released this week but Entertainment Tonight has released a new preview of the upcoming trailer, which is introduced by Downey Jr. and contains some footage of the train sequence. watch the preview >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan
Actor Jared Harris (AMC's Mad Men, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wasn't the first actor rumored for the role of Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Brad Pitt was originally rumored for the role, back before the first Sherlock Holmes opened in 2009.
Months later, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, and Gary Oldman were said to be possible contenders with Daniel Day-Lewis as the frontrunner. Instead, Harris landed the role. In an interview with Collider, Harris described how he was able to get the part. not your usual moriarty >> Posted 06.21.11 by Ryan