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First Look: Jude Law as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes

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October 12, 2008
Source: Just Jared

Jude Law as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes

Time to do this all over again! A few days ago the first photos of Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes popped up online, but as I said in the article, "we haven't seen any appearance of Jude Law as Watson just yet." Well it only took a matter of days, because Just Jared has come through again with the first photos of Jude Law as Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. These aren't the best photos, so don't start criticizing the look of these two already. I'm sure they'll look much different on the big screen, but this completes our first look at the classy English detective team in what should be an exciting movie.

Jude Law as Dr. Watson in Sherlock HolmesJude Law as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla beforehand is both writing and directing the film. In addition to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Alder and Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood. At this point I just want to sit back and let Guy Ritchie do his work and let the film come together. It's almost a bad thing to be criticizing the look of these two this early, so I'd rather wait until we get some finished footage or actual publicity photos first. Either way, it's still a movie I'm very excited to follow! We'll keep our eyes out for any more news or photos. Thoughts?

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  • Zinglebert Bemzidak
    Alex, you say, "so don't start criticizing the look of these two just yet," and "it's almost a bad thing to be criticizing the look of these two this early." Are we to take this that you don't approve of the costumes in the film, the look of the actors, what? Just say what you mean and stop trying to make it sound like you're NOT being critical when you obviously are. By the way, I have no complaints with how the characters look, and judging from the board, no one else does either.
  • carlos
    Its been kinda slow these past couple days for FS, hasn't it?... :l
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    #1 - Well... I'm just saying, Robert Downey Jr. got a LOT of crap in his photos last time. And just by looking at these, they're taken with a bad camera and even worse lighting. I don't really think Watson "fits" based on these, but I'm trying not to be judgmental because I know Ritchie's style will make these two looks SO much different on screen. That's all I'm really saying... #2 - What do you mean by that Carlos? It's a holiday weekend and I really needed to take some time off for rest and relaxation. There's not much news hitting tomorrow (it's Columbus Day), but we'll be back in full force by Tuesday!
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MarTenSaa Mario Tenorio
    Great Cast!
  • sheryl
    I think they look great. Jude looks more Watson than RDJ looks Holmes, but I'm not quibbling. It'll all come together once it's on the big screen. Looking forward to it.
  • dom
    Wow I can't wait! The casting is fantastic, I really look forward to this!
  • http://www.youtube.com/snears Nick Sears
    Holy balls, Rachel McAdams is going to look so friggin' hot in this movie. With that being established, I think Jude Law's a good choice. I've always imagined Watson to be that of a short stout looking man, but I think the on screen chemistry between Downey and Law will turn out pretty fun. Its a bit too early to tell, but starting off I think they have a good chance. I can understand your hesitation Alex, cause it seems that you'll get those posts where people totally bash the movie and seem to boycott it from just seeing a few bootleg photos. If anybody starts making judgement calls on what this movie is going to be like by just seeing set photos like these really isn't giving the film much chance - especially when you're dealing with such a creative and colorful direction style of Ritchie's. I wouldn't worry if people would start 'bashing' the photos. They should enjoy them for what they are - behind the scenes production stills - but if they don't they're pretty impatient and ignornant to be able to predict how the entire film will turn out, just from what jacket downey is wearing, or how thick Law's mustache is(I'm laying the sarcasm in real thick here). So give it some time, internet fanboys with insatiable thirsts, let them actually MAKE the movie(or at least a trailer), then you can start bitching.
  • Marcin
    re-stoked.
  • Rex
    I dig the Günther-esque porno 'stache on Jude Law. Just waiting for him to bust out with the Ding Dong Song.
  • CowBoy dA 3rd
    Robert Downey is an awesome actor....I can't w8 for the Movie to air
  • Cyrus The Virus
    I want Jude law to wear more red and say "It's Ame MARIO!"
  • Spider
    I can't wait for this flick! Great cast and yes, they do look the parts!
  • Heath
    When I see Jude Law as Watson... I see Freddy Mercury
  • Will
    I dunno, I think they'd have worked better the other way around - Law as Holmes, Downey Jr. as Watson. Call me crazy, but I think they'd suit the other's role better. Maybe it's just me :/
  • catharina
  • Drew
    Personally, I'm glad they don't look like the traditional versions of Holmes and Watson... it's a re-imagining with a definite rock'n roll swagger, no doubt... Thay look scruffy and edgy, not pompous and dull... I love it and can't wait! Great casting and great costumes!
  • shige
    What the fuck is this. Downey as Holmes ? He looks nothing like Doyle described Holmes in the books. And Jude Law as watson ??? Now that Mcadams is in it they will probably let her and holmes get it on which is the opposite his personality in the books. This looks like a total failure.
  • D-9
    Brilliant!
  • bozoconnors
    These two + Guy Ritchie doing Sherlock Holmes?!?!?!! This will be... REALLY entertaining if nothing else.
  • lando
    they look great
  • Paul Escobar
    In the books, Sherlock Holmes is a brooding, lonely, opium-addict... Who just happens to be a well-studied detective. Robert Downey Jr. maybe an opium addict... But he can't convey the melancholy that made Sherlock Holmes such an interesting character. And on a basic level, he looks nothing like the Holmes described in Doyle's books. In fact, it's Jude Law who should be Sherlock Holmes!! Right off the bat, he looks like the character. But more importantly, he's a natural at conveying darkness/charm/intelligence. Read the books, & watch Jude Law in "Gattaca". You'll get what I mean.
  • http://firstshowing.net drogirl
    Who cares what part Downey Jr. is cast he will pull it off and we'll all be happy in the end. I can't help it I love him (entertainment wise). I can't wait.......Jude Law is awesome as well so how can this movie miss???? REALLY people it a chick flick and a guy flick all wrapped up in one......LETS GO!!!!!! PEACE

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