Remember when there was some sort of rumor going around that Brad Pitt was filming some last-minute footage for Sherlock Holmes? It turned out to be false and it was denied all around but the rumors have persisted.
If this ends up being true, it could be that the story just got confused back then because it turns out that the latest word is that Brad Pitt may play Moriarty in a sequel to the as-yet-unreleased Sherlock film. Moriarty is Sherlock’s big nemesis which would make Brad the bad guy.
There’s been no confirmation yet as to the validity of this story, but it could certainly be in the works. It may be that they want Brad to play the role and are working on the details to sign him on. I would love to see this for several reasons. One, while I don’t like to read mysteries (I hated the Sherlock Holmes book I had to read back in high school) I do enjoy watching them and I’m already looking forward to the first film; having Brad in the sequel would be incredible.
Two, I would love to see Brad playing a bad guy. Don’t you think it would be great fun to see Brad as Sherlock’s biggest enemy? I think that would be great.
Third, and this is almost stating the obvious but think about it – Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. AND Jude Law all in one movie. The drool factor alone is astounding. I would very much enjoy watching all three of those fine-looking men on the big screen, thank you very much!
I’ll keep you posted if I hear of any sort of confirmation but in the meantime I’ll just keep hoping that they got this one right, because I think it sounds like a wonderful idea!
What do you think of Brad Pitt as Moriarty in the sequel?