So here we have the first official image from director Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2.
We see stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are back as Hthe great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend Dr. John Watson. We also get our first official look at Noomi Rapace as a gypsy in her first American film role. And all three appear to be running through the woods with a plume of black smoke behind them. Is it a fire? An explosion? The Smoke Monster from Lost getting work?
OK, so the picture doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what the film’s plot will actually be. We do know that Stephen Fry has been cast as Sherlock’s elder brother, Mycroft Holmes, and Jared Harris is onboard playing Holmes’s arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Less certain is whether Rachel McAdams will be back as the first film’s love interest Irene Adler.
Sherlock Holmes 2 shows up in theaters on December 16, 2011.