Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros has announced a December 16th 2011 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel Sherlock Holmes 2, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
The film will be going head to head with the Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible IV, one week after Martin Scorsese‘s 3D movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret , and one week before Steven Spielberg‘s 3D performance capture adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and Cameron Crowe‘s adaptation of We Bought A Zoo.
Also, Producer Joel Silver confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that Rachel McAdams will return for the sequel, stating that “she’ll be present”. But I wouldn’t expect her to have a large role as the actress is tentatively scheduled to begin filming on Terrence Malick‘s untitled next film in the fall.
Silver also confirms that the next film will pay off and revolve around Sherlock’s archnemesis Moriarty. Brad Pitt had previously rumored to be in line for the role.