Guy Ritchie Drops LOBO and Picks Up SHERLOCK HOLMES 2

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It looks like director Guy Ritchie would rather solve another case with Sherlock and Watson than pal around with a DC Comics anti-hero.  Hero Complex reports that Ritchie has dropped his planned adaptation of Lobo in favor of heading back to Baker Street with the next installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchise.  From a career standpoint, it’s a smart move and a safe bet for Ritchie.  Holmes has already raked in $389 million worldwide and still has yet to open in Germany, Japan, France and other countries that would like to see some sweet homo-erotic tension in 19th century England.  Ritchie has a fertile franchise with Sherlock Holmes and Lobo’s a riskier bet because he’s a mostly-unknown character, he’s got a weird look, and he’ll probably end up looking like a Wolverine-clone instead of a Wolverine-parody, which was the intent of the character in the 90s.

With Downey hopping off Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens earlier this month, we now have two major players of the franchise who seem to be interested in doing something else with their time; solving crimes, perhaps.  Of course, there’s no official word yet on Downey’s return and nothing’s been said about Jude Law’s plans, but the writing is on the wall.  The writing says: “They’re about to make Sherlock Holmes 2.

Hit the jump to learn about what will happen to Lobo and difficulties in casting Sherlock 2‘s baddie, Moriarty.

lobo_flips_the_bird_comic_book_image.jpgRegarding Professor Moriarty, it looks unlikely that Brad Pitt will play the role as previously rumored.  Says producer Joel Silver, “Well, I mean, we talked about that at one point, but you know as of right now we’re not sure what we’re going to do. We’ll see what happens.”  You know what should happen?  If the schedules line up, get Hugh Laurie for the role, because it would be great and meta-great.

And what of Lobo‘s fate?  Silver treats it as more of an afterthought:

Does that mean “Lobo” will be postponed until Ritchie is free, or is the plan to move on with a new director?

“I would guess a dfferent director,” said Silver, who is producing “Lobo” with Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona. “It’s all happening at once now. Everybody is talking about everything …. It’s an ongoing conversation. Downey loves the experience of playing Sherlock and would love to play him again, and I’d love to see him play it again. Jude and all of them will be back and it will be great.”

My solution: crossover.  Moriarty teams up with Lobo.  You can take that idea to the bank where they will tell you they will not accept idea deposits.




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  • Allm0st

    That's awesome, I really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes. Even though I THINK Lobo would be an interesting film I would prefer to see a sequel to Sherlock Holmes.

  • joker93

    Hugh Laurie? Whoa, that's an awesome idea and I have never even thought of it.

  • Saad G.khan

    That's Amazing… sherLock holmes was gr8..the chemistry between stars were awesome & I really hOpe this time Rachel McAdams will have full lenght role .. bx she lOoked Stunning ;-) as alwayZ.

  • The BAT

    Great news! Just watched Sherlock last night and it took me by surprise at how great it was. Very enjoyable, and my only critique was that it needed a sequel. And now were getting one. Very sharp dialogue and great thought into Holmes deducing his theories. Good attention to detail, it was almost like a super power. I highly recomend it, and Jnr was fantastic in it.

  • The BAT

    Great news! Just watched Sherlock last night and it took me by surprise at how great it was. Very enjoyable, and my only critique was that it needed a sequel. And now were getting one. Very sharp dialogue and great thought into Holmes deducing his theories. Good attention to detail, it was almost like a super power. I highly recomend it, and Jnr was fantastic in it.

  • ceceliajarvis

    Would like to send a message to Guy Ritchie to tell him how much I appreciate him directing movies. I have seen them all – the man is a genius. Have just watched Sherlock Holmes – Brilliant. Snatch- Brilliant. Please do not ever stop directing, your superb casting, Robert Downey Junior in the role of Sherlock was nothing less than absolute genius. Please keep on making movies for it stimulates my mind. Revolver was exceptional, you actually allowed people to begin to understand the 'ego', you have surpassed FRUID (can't spell). I look forward to the next Ritchie film. OMG please continue to direct films you stand alone in your amazing mind. At the moment I am watching Rock-n-rolla. The way you cast your characters is above all other casting and directors.
    Cecelia Jarvis – Australia

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