SHERLOCK HOLMES Comic Con 2009 Panel
Probably the most anticipated Warner Bros panel this year at Comic Con was SHERLOCK HOLMES. We got to see an extended trailer, which looks even better than the first one that was released.
Robert Downey Jr. was of course there to promote the film, as well as Rachel McAdams, and producers Joel Silver, Susan Downey, and writer Lionel Wigram.
When asked how they came to make Sherlock Holmes, Lionel Wigram explained that he had been a fan ever since he was a kid. He always thought it would be great to make a movie, and so he made a comic book in order to show how cool the character could be. He explained that Sherlock Holmes still applies today as much as when he was originally created.
The universe of Sherlock Holmes will be taken from the books, but the narrative is something that Lionel Wigram came up with. The mystery is informed by the time period and draws heavily from the Victorian’s obsession with cult.
Robert Downey Jr. talked about his character and thinks that Sherlock Holmes was misrespresented in the previous iteration of the character mostly because he was too liberal and that there was no budget for a true representation. Robert Downey Jr. also wondered why nobody had made the movie before, his answer: “Casting” – Haha.
When asked what the most challenging thing about the movie was, Robert Downey Jr. answered: “This is how sick I am, I don’t think there’s anything that could be too challenging for me.”
And finally, Robert Downey Jr.’s final thought to take home with you:
“If we can all go home with something: it’s really embarrassing to get your ass kicked by a girl, except if you’re a girl. And even then, you’re still getting ass kicked.”
Overall, it was a really fun panel, which made me even more excited for the movie, coming out on Christmas day of 2009.
Check out more pictures from the Sherlock Holmes Comic Con 2009 panel below.