Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2 will be underway starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Noomi Rapace, the star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been cast to play the female lead. It’s rumored that she will portray a French gypsy, but aside from that, it’s unclear how her character fits in the story.

Another rumor is that Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty will be playing a bigger role in the scheme of things; and could possibly be portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis — who I wholeheartedly think would be a great casting decision.

Straying from the rumor mill — Sherlock Holmes’ older brother Mycroft Holmes will be in the sequel. Mycroft holds an unclear position in the British government, and has deductive skills that surpasses Sherlock’s, but lacks practicality. And Mycroft won’t attempt to verify his own conclusions.

The first film was a lot of fun, especially with the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. I’m stoked for the sequel, and interested in seeing who will be cast as Mycroft Holmes.

[The Wrap]