Guy Ritchie Ditches Lobo for Sherlock Holmes 2

January 27, 2010

Director Guy Ritchie has been attached for awhile to a big screen adaptation of the comic book Lobo. It's looking like Lobo is going to get pushed to the back of the line, though. Sherlock Holmes did so well that the sequel is being fast-tracked, and Ritchie is Warner Bros.' man.

Joel Silver, the producer of Sherlock Holmes, has this to say about Ritchie ditching Lobo for the detective sequel:

I don't think he's going to do it now. I would guess a different director [will take on the project]. The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another Sherlock Holmes. So I think we're going to be doing that. 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 [Law] and all of them will be back and it will be great.

Despite the fact that none of this is official yet, it seems pretty likely that Lobo got a lobotomy and Sherlock Holmes 2 is going to be Ritchie's next project.

There have been rumors that Brad Pitt was going to play Professor Moriarty, but nothing is solid yet. It will be interesting to see who does finally get the part, as Moriarty is going to be a major player in the Sherlock franchise.

So who's going to take over the Lobo film? Will it get put on ice? Are there any directors you'd like to see take the helm on that film?

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