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Holmes Sequel: Law and RDJ want more!

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A trilogy, Doctor Watson? Perhaps...

 Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. as Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes respectively

On Jude Law's last day of filming the Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the stars gave an on-set interview to MTV. Both Law, who plays Watson, and Robert Downey, Jr. said that they were hopeful there would be more films in the series. "We're clinging on to this thing; it's going to have claw marks on it when we let go!" joked Robert Downey, Jr.

Law and RDJ are joined by Noomi Rapace, best known as Lisbeth Salander in the original Danish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films. Rapace plays a character named Sim, described by director Guy Ritchie as "a Gypsy princess...but a Gypsy princess with balls."

"It's not an 'origin story'...it just kind of starts like it's already happening," said RDJ about the plot of the second film, which is set a year after the events of the first film. "This is much more like a proper extrapolation of a Doyle story, and therefore I think it's actually better." The sequel features Professor Moriarity, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis from the original books. Moriarity will be played by Jared Harris (Lane Pryce of TV's Mad Men), who described Moriarity as "the first sort of super-villain character in literature."

Moriarity did appear in the first film, but mostly as a behind-the-scenes player. "I think the trouble we ran into is in the books, they refer to him more than they actually see and hear from him, which keeps giving him more power," Downey said. "In a cinematic sense, that won't work. In a book, that's great. I think that was one of the struggles."

If the film's anticipated release date of December 2011 is too far off, check out Holmes' other new iterations. First, there is the BBC's Sherlock Holmes series, Sherlock, which is highly regarded by critics and fans alike. Then, there's the new comic book Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes vs. Zombies, which has been getting rave reviews as well. And if that's not enough Holmes for you, there're always the original books to keep you entertained until the film arrives.


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