The idea of Brad Pitt showing up in a Sherlock Holmes film hasn't been snuffed out yet.
The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a follow-up to the action-packed detective caper, which is due in theaters on Christmas Day, starring Robert Downey Jr. as a Holmes who seems equally adept at cage-fighting as he is at solving the most complex of cases.
And while the studio denied rumors that Pitt was "joining the cast" of the first flick as Holmes' archenemy, Professor Moriarty, Pitt has since talked to producers about playing the supervillain in a possible sequel.
Meanwhile, Ritchie has confirmed that "there is some kind of appearance" by Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes, and that the actor who plays him is not credited for the role.
Deduce what you want from the provided clues. We're just hoping Sherlock rocks enough to earn another go-round.
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