The first trailer for the Sherlock Holmes movie sequel is online, and it’s got Robert Downey Jr. in a dress.
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes was one of those movies that people either seemed to love or hate (MovieBob straddled the fence by loving the characters and side story, but not being a fan of the main plot). One thing that nobody can deny, though, is that the movie made a buttload of money, so a sequel was greenlit almost immediately. Now, the official trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadow has appeared and it’s promising more of the insanity.
The movie trailer shows an awful lot of action and zaniness without explaining much of the actual plot. That said, it looks like Watson actually manages to get married, Moriarty is going to appear as a major on-screen character (played by Jared Harris of Mad Men fame), Rachel McAdams’ Irene Adler has been replaced by Noomi Rapace’s Sim the Gypsy, and Sherlock himself decides to disguise himself in drag when he’s not getting shot at. Oh, and Holmes and Watson still have the same sarcastic relationship that they did before.
I’m a huge Guy Ritchie fan (though I have no problem admitting he’s just as able to make a terrible movie as the next guy), so I’m personally pretty excited about this movie. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is due out on December 16th.