Two New Stylish Character Posters for Sherlock Holmes
by Alex Billington
June 19, 2009
So you've seen the trailer, now see the new posters as well! Er, that doesn't exactly work as well this time, but these are still badass! Empire has debuted two new official posters for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. These are a vastly different design than the moody, dark poster first revealed at ShoWest. In fact, I think this design is great, it's sleek, it's bright, and I love Downey Jr's hair the most - it's frickin' wild! I have a feeling that Sherlock Holmes is going to be the big hit of the holiday season (besides Avatar of course), plus, the trailer looked a lot better than I was expecting. Enjoy these!
Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Dr. Watson (Jude Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a mystical occult evil nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Sherlock Holmes is directed by British auteur Guy Ritchie, of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, and RocknRolla previously. The screenplay was co-written by Guy Ritchie, Michael Johnson, Anthony Peckham, and Simon Kinberg, and is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's characters first introduced in 1887. Warner Bros is bringing Sherlock Holmes to theaters starting on Christmas Day, December 25th.
birddog on Jun 19, 2009
oooh, Mr. Watson! I've been very very bad and need to be punished! woof!
CatieLee on Jun 19, 2009
Why is Jude Law's head photoshopped on? It doesn't look right at all...
Jonathan on Jun 19, 2009
So disproportionate. You mine as well make them bobble head dolls.
Nick Sears on Jun 19, 2009
Weird looking posters.
Brandon on Jun 19, 2009
WOW that is the worst head stripping ever!
LINKFX on Jun 19, 2009
i hate how this looks more like a james bond movie, then a shelock holmes story
Cody on Jun 19, 2009
@Cody Exactly how I felt when I saw Holmes. He isn't supposed to look like this rugged, action-ready hero; He's supposed to be a gentleman.
Chaosed0 on Jun 19, 2009
Wow, it's Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law...on a poster...in outfits! Amazing.
Ricky Roma on Jun 19, 2009
Fisherr on Jun 19, 2009
whiners It's a great poster.
dramallama on Jun 19, 2009
why does this image of Rob Jr. look like George Clooney?
kaonashi on Jun 19, 2009
I think RDJ is looking FINE. Yeah, Jude Law's head is a little weird.
giraffic on Jun 19, 2009
Actually, Jude Law's head just appears larger on his shoulders than Robert Downy Jr's does because of the way his jacket is made. The high collar that is buttoned all the way up makes his entire body seem smaller than his head. It likely isn't intentional or maybe wasn't even noticed by the photographer, but then also if you pay attention Watson has always been known to have a somewhat 'bulbous' head.
Veltrusen on Jun 19, 2009
Yeah you can't see his neck so it makes it look fake, pretty obvious...
Kris on Jun 19, 2009
I'm so sick of people whining. This isn't traditional Sherlock, this is Guy Ritchie's take on the character. Chris Nolan's Joker wasn't the traditional joker and that turned out to be spectacular. Keep an open mind and shut the fuck up.
Garrett on Jun 19, 2009
Do they have big heads or just small bodies ?
Cheater_MoneyStealer on Jun 20, 2009
No. 17, Chris Nolan's Joker not the traditional Joker??? Are you really that much of an idiot? It was the closest to the original Joker as there has ever been. As for Sherlock, I'm pissed. From the trailer not one thing about it resembles a Sherlock Holmes story. Interested to see the movie though, the trailer often times misleads you.
atoj on Jun 20, 2009
relax 19. I'm comparing it to the animated series and Tim burton's. Nolan's was more gritty than the average flamboyant joker. both were psychopaths but still. Anyway, I don't think Ritchie is going for traditional holmes here. He's going for more of a steam punk thing by the looks of it. I'm excited to see what ritchie can do with this character. If he was trying to resemble the original holmes then he would have, but that isn't his goal. His goal seems to be trying something new and fresh. People need to chill and stop comparing it to the traditional holmes because whether they like it or not, this isn;t going to be it. open mindedness is all i'm saying.
Garrett on Jun 20, 2009
Xerxex on Jun 20, 2009
they looks like bobble heads. maybe they did it on purpose to show they have "big brains". i think they would have looked more bad ass if they were normal size heads. 😛
Samantha on Jun 20, 2009
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