One of the big Holiday blockbusters, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is amping up its marketing campaign with a new, bigger, louder and funnier trailer. The sequel to the 2009 blockbuster Sherlock Holmes sees Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary London detective and Jude Law as his best friend Watson, continuing what’s been called their 19th Century Bromance.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows picks up not long after the end of the original film. Holmes has been tracking a series of crimes that he relates to a rising master-criminal, Moriarty (Jared Harris, a shadowy presence from the first film.) Along for the ride is a gypsy fortune teller named Sim (Noomi Rapace, the original Girl With A Dragon Tattoo) whose connection to Moriarty makes her a target for murder.
Among the highlights of the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer is a brief glimpse of Rachel McAdams, who will be returning in the role of con-artist Irene Adler in what has been described as a minor cameo. Some internet chatter has Adler being murdered early in Game of Shadows, although that’s not confirmed.
The new Game of Shadows trailer is faster paced than the first and indicates that this Sherlock will be every bit as bombastic as the original with giant explosions, massive fireballs and the general destruction of old London town. Not merely London however, you may not be able to tell from the trailer but Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is set to take Holmes and Watson across Europe with undoubtedly destructive stops in Germany and Switzerland.
Sadly, not seen in this trailer is Stephen Fry in the role of Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s older and smarter brother. Fry is a delicious choice to play opposite Robert Downey Jr. able to out-ego and pomp even Downey’s brilliantly egocentric Holmes. Mycroft Holmes will without doubt be one of the great pleasures of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Once again directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes returns to theaters in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on December 16th.