Jude Law returns as Watson...
It was never really in doubt that Jude would be re-donning the bowler hat, given how much fun was apparently had on the set of the original.
“We had such a blast making that film, it was just a very happy experience,” he told journalists at a
press junket. “I know you probably always sit in front of actors and they say, 'We had the best time,’ but it was very good, I promise! I haven't always had the best time but I did on that one.”
So was a sequel always on the cards then? Well apparently it was a bit of a talking point from the word go.
“We were very aware that we had a hell of a lot more material to use,” continues Law. “Conan Doyle wrote over 15 books, and there was so much to take from. Because of our enthusiasm for the project, once we knew it was doing well financially, we all started throwing in our ideas of where it could go and what should happen next. Mine of course involved Sherlock Holmes being locked in a box and Dr. Watson taking the spotlight....”
That said, being keen on an idea doesn’t always translate into a tangible result, particularly when financial wrangling comes into play. However, Law insists that once the project was mooted as a reality, he was never going to turn it down.
"I had so much fun making
that the question of how much money it would make just wasn't one of my priorities,” gushed Law earlier this year. “I was really pleased it was such a success but mostly because that has given me the opportunity to work with Robert and Guy again."
That’s your heroes in place then, but who will they be tangling with in round two? Go on, have a guess…