Sherlock Holmes is on the case once again as he reunites with Doctor Watson to take on his greatest challenge yet and these new character posters for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows do a great job of capturing the detective at his stylish best. Sure, he does happen to be brandishing a pistol at this particular point in time, but I’m sure he has a really good reason for it.
In addition to seeing Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, respectively, these new promos from Yahoo! Movies and ComicBookMovie give us a great opportunity to see Jared Harris as the evil Professor Moriarty and Noomi Rapace as the blade-wielding Simza.
The last time we saw Holmes, he didn’t lock horns directly with Moriarty, who preferred to work his evil plans from the shadows. This time around, the detective and his arch-nemesis will come face-to-face as Moriarty sets a plan in motion that could change the course of history if he succeeds.
I’ll be honest and admit that I wasn’t blown away by Sherlock Holmes when it first hit the big screen, but it grew on me and I’ve been looking forward to the sequel, especially since learning that Moriarty would actually play a more prominent role in A Game of Shadows. I don’t know exactly how Simza figures into things but she looks like a woman that has no problem with taking care of herself so I’m sure she’ll liven things up nicely for Holmes. Meanwhile, you have to feel a little sorry for Watson, who once again has to endure Holmes’ craziness. Apparently, marriage wasn’t the escape he hoped for.