Downey Jr. Already Talking About Sherlock Holmes Sequels?
You have got to be kidding me? We haven't even seen an official trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes yet, and Robert Downey Jr. is already talking about sequels?! Of course, leave it to MTV to report this news. Not that there was ever any doubt, but Downey Jr. confirms that Sherlock Holmes will end up rated PG-13, with a family friendly tone. Okay, so maybe it is Guy Ritchie's first PG-13 movie, so what? Anyone have a problem with this? Additionally, RDJ said briefly, "I feel like there's going to be a Sherlock Holmes 2." Uh, it's a bit early to make that call, but I guess I'd say it's on Warner Brothers' plate if this does well in the end.
I almost feel odd talking about his so early, especially when no one else has seen any footage (I caught a glimpse at ShoWest). What is interesting, however, is that the family friendly, comical tone might not go over so well. I know that it has that Pirates of the Caribbean-like comedy, but is that what audiences want to see? From the moment that I first heard that Guy Ritchie was doing Sherlock Holmes, I was hoping that it'd mean we'd see something very dark, very gritty, and very stylized, exactly what Ritchie is good at. Unfortunately, it's just stylized, which is still good, but not as good as if it were rated R. Thoughts?