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Sherlock Holmes 2 Official Title Announced

Warner Bros. has confirmed to that the sequel to Guy Ritchie's 2009 Sherlock Holmes now has the official title of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

The sequel will continue the adventures of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his friend and associate Dr. Watson (Jude Law) as they match wits against their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). The film also stars Stephen Fry in the role of Mycroft, Sherlock's brother and will feature Noomi Rapace ad the currently-unnamed female lead.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will hit theaters on December 16th of this year

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-MD-4242d ago (Edited 4242d ago )

I never finished the first Sherlock Holmes but I plan on doing so before watching this one. Noomi Rapace was so perfect in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. I'm so happy she's a lead in an American film.

Not to mention she's gorgeous. If you guys haven't seen those Swedish films then do so right now.

JL4242d ago

I am indeed interested in seeing her in her first American film. Noomi that is.

Soldierone4242d ago

The first one was so boring to me. Sherlock Holmes can be so creative and fun, and to me it wasn't big enough or deep enough to keep my interest.

JL4242d ago

I actually enjoyed it. This coming from something of a die hard Holmes fan as well. Granted it could've been more cerebral/thriller and a tad less Hollywood blockbuster/action. But I thought it was a fun movie and I liked their take on Holmes.

I'm real excited to see Moriarty and Mycroft.

Sunny_D4242d ago (Edited 4242d ago )

I haven't watched the 1st one. But, I hope it isn't true about what you're saying. Because I love mystery type movies.

JL4242d ago

I didn't mean to imply that there's no mystery to the movie or anything. It's still indeed a mystery story. Just leans more to being a blockbuster movie and less towards the cerebral, calculated approach that the books do.

Still mystery though and I still enjoyed it very much.

Soldierone4242d ago

No no, dont get me wrong either lol. Its still a mystery movie and still has the core Sherlock Holmes. JL said it right, its more of a blockbuster than the books are.

So with that being said the mystery itself isn't as "deep" im not sure how to explain it. Holmes didn't feel quircky enough to me, and he could of figured things out a lot better.

Sunny_D4241d ago

He did say It's Elementary? Right!

JL4240d ago (Edited 4240d ago )

I don't remember him saying that in the movie. I could be mistaken though. But I would figure that would stand out to me. Why? Because I absolutely HATE when that's used in Sherlock Holmes movies.

I'm sure that raises an even bigger question as to why huh? I'll tell you: because not once does he EVER say that in the books. NEVER. Where that phrase came from I have no idea. But I assure you he never says that in any of the books or short stories. I don't even remember him coming even remotely close to saying anything like that.

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Sunny_D4242d ago

Robert Downy is a cool dude. I can watch him perform unlike many other actors today.

-MD-4242d ago

Yeah I've become a fan of his over the last couple years. He's really good at what he does.

BlackTar1874241d ago

i agree but it seems like he has been playing the same charcter in most of his movies lately. The quick comeback kinda thing. Its in sherlock in ironman etc.

I love Sherlock holmes im a huge Holmes fan and i love the movie but agree with the above it was more blockbuster then i expected but still i thought it was good. i cant wait for the Professor

Sunny_D4241d ago

Yeah, I know what you mean. I enjoyed his earlier works where he was more serious. But, I can enjoy what ever mood he plays his role in.

JL4240d ago

I'm a huge Holmes fan as well. Like I said before, it was indeed more blockbuster and less "cerebral" as the books, but I still enjoyed it very much.

I, too, am eager to see Moriarty. I'm eager to see what kind of showdown they have between him and Holmes (if they do their big final showdown).

darklordzor4241d ago

Can't wait. I loved the first film and am really excited for this one. I'm glad they decided to ditch the "2" and go with a subtitle. With all of the various books on Holmes, it'd be really surprising to not come up with a subtitle for the movie.

-MD-4241d ago

Sometimes I prefer a simple number instead of some lame subtitle but in this case I agree. The subtitle is much more suiting than a "2".

chrisjc4241d ago

No Rachel McAdams? Thank God. The first was a great popcorn film, but her awful acting detracted from it. Kind of like how Kiera Knightley acts through her gritted teeth in half her films.

-MD-4241d ago

I'm not really a fan of McAdams either... she has this huge following yet she's never done anything that impressed me.

I can do without Knightley too. I won't miss her at all in the new Pirates films.

JL4240d ago

I didn't mind McAdams in Sherlock. I don't think they did the Irene Adler character exactly right, but that's more on the writing and not McAdams. I don't love her, but I don't mind her at all. I enjoyed her in The Family Stone and she did perfectly fine in this and The Wedding Crashers.

As for Knightley: I enjoy her well enough too. She does have little things that makes her annoy me at times. But overall she's perfectly fine by me. I enjoyed her well enough in the Pirates movies (I'm not heartbroken she won't be back though in the sense that I don't think it will ruin the movie that she's not in it like some think). I loved her in Domino.

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