October 19, 2011 10:19am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Second Trailer Debuts (Video)
Trains, explosions, a couple slow-motion bullets whizzing through a snow-covered forest — this is what viewers can expect from the upcoming Warner Bros. film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return as Mr. Holmes and Watson, while Rachel McAdams will reprise her role as Irene Adler.
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This installment will see the detectives up against James Moriarty (Jared Harris), called “the most formidably criminal mind in Europe.” A new female face will also join the cast -- Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films. She’ll play a mysterious gypsy woman.
The second trailer for the film focuses much more on the action rather than the signature banter between Downey and Law. Only one scene right at the end really showcases their back-and-forth wit. Most of the trailer involves brawls, explosions and chase scenes.
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This trailer actually doesn’t show much more than was featured in the first trailer released in July. In both, viewers get a good look at Downey in drag, as it appears to be one of Holmes’ disguises used during the “most important case” of his career.
Guy Ritchie’s sequel to his 2009 film, Sherlock Holmes, is set to open in theaters on Dec. 16.