Have you seen Sherlock Holmes yet? Did you like it? Do you want to watch a sequel? Well I should hope so, because with just about $300 million in worldwide box office grosses, it's pretty definite that we're getting a follow up (in fact, Warner Bros. has been planning for this to be a franchise all along). One sign that the sequel could begin production sooner rather than later is that Holmes star Robert Downey Jr. has decided to suddenly drop out of the DreamWorks film Cowboys & Aliens, which is being directed by Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau.
No reason was given as to why Downey Jr. dropped out, and his schedule is pretty clear, so multiple sources are claiming that his departure was directly related to filming Sherlock Holmes 2 as early as this June. But Cowboys & Aliens -- which is based on a graphic novel about a bunch of cowboys and Indians in 1800s Arizona who are forced to team up when aliens arrive hell-bent on enslaving the human race – still has Favreau at the helm (for now), and while Downey Jr. would've made a great cowboy leader, I'm sure there are other actors willing (and able) to take his place.
What do you think? Who'd make a good kickass cowboy? My choice: George Clooney. We haven't really seen him get down and dirty in one of these big effects-laden blockbusters in awhile, and his scruffy appearance combined with those manly ways would make for a perfect cowboy (assuming, of course, he could fit it into his schedule).
Sound off below on your choices to replace Downey Jr.
[via LA Times]
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Cowboys? Gotta include Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot. . .
I like Robert Downey Jr. as an actor and I think he did a grat job in Sherlock Holmes, But he should work on his British accent, I know was he was doing Prince Charles all along, and thats fine, but he had a lisp and his tone was flat. I was distracted by that and kinda of a bother. So work on the accent
I think Russell Crowe would be the perfect choice. He was awesome in 3:10 to Yuma. Loved the Sherlock Holmes movie. Downey and Law made a great team!!! FINALLY they are making movies worth going to!!!
Yeaaah, a SHERLOCK HOLMES II - "more" adventure's for Holmes/Robert DOWNEY Jr. and Dr. Watson/Jude LAW. They really worked their incrediable talents in the 1st "SHERLOCK HOLMES" hit Movie it was a sheer-adrenaline blast from start to finish. Just loved it: saw it "3" times! As for the new "Cowboy and Aliens" movie that DOWNEY dropped out of due to obligations to the next saga sequel(s) to "Sherlock Holmes" which was a wise choice for him to pick over the "Cowboy..." movie which he no doubt would be wonderful in....'I wouldn't mind seeing the Actors that play Sam & Dean Winchester from the TV Sci-fi/Haunt hit "Supernatural" put their haunting talents into this Western Alien movie. That would be a blast!
I think that Josh Brolin would be a great choice!
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