By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, THR
Hearing that Warner Bros. has already greenlit a sequel for Sherlock Holmes gives me deja vu back to Pirates of the Caribbean. The film, which started with that simple title, did so well with the Disney execs that they greenlit more movies and gave the first installment a longer title to differentiate it. The WB must be happy with Sherlock Holmes, as not only have they put the pieces in position, but are also in talks with a big name as their next villain.
Brad Pitt Optioned for Sherlock Holmes Nemesis
Warner Bros. has already hired scribes Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who are currently working on Justice League: Mortal, to pen the script for the next Sherlock Holmes installment. Brad Pitt has been approached to star as Moriarty, Holmes' new nemesis. It has even been rumored that Pitt's mug just might surface in the upcoming installment, due to hit theaters this December.
Though it sounds as if nothing has been signed just yet, it looks like Downey, Law and McAdams will all return to reprise their roles. The only real maybe is Guy Ritchie, who I believe has never done a sequel. If the first installment is a smashing success, which I think it will be, I guess there will be a first time for everything. Unless, of course, he wants to maybe try a Swept Away 2.