Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, was released today on Apple's iTunes Movie Trailers.  If you were a fan of the first film, as I was, this one looks just as promising...

And look, here's an official plot synopsis...

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 16, 2011.  I know it's not the clever updating of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, in the BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, but director Guy Ritchie managed to pull off a fresh take on period Holmes and Watson and I'm looking forward to seeing more of this version.


  1. Looking forward to this. And I love that in the introduction Downey is clearly in the middle of playing Tony Stark.

  2. Personally, I think Downey needed to be wearing the Iron Man armor in that intro...with Scarlett Johannsen dressed as Black Widow on his arm.

  3. I'm looking forward to the movie. I have no doubt it will be good. . . but the BBC show has spoiled me a bit.