was a massive box office success back in 2009 and the cast and crew swiftly reteamed for last year’s sequel A Game of Shadows
that took over $500 million worldwide. The film sees Robert Downey jr
as the famous detective battling an evil genius intent on bringing about a massive global war. As the film makes its home video debut, the star talks about returning to the character and his favourite disguises.Q: Can you tell me where we are at the beginning of the film?
RDj: We are in quite a sticky spot. Holmes has locked on to Moriarty. They're essentially circling each other for some sort of clash. Watson has managed to get some normalcy in his life, his own practice, and is about to get married. So, what better time to start their next adventure?Q: This film is bigger and grander than the first one. What were the challenges in making it? There's just constant action.
RDj: Well, that's what the challenge is. That's the kind of story and the kind of ride I like. I go to pay to see a movie and I don't like it when I'm disappointed. What it requires for me is that I feel that there was an immense of amount of forethought on behalf of the filmmakers, producers and stars. I want my money's worth.Q: You have some interesting new disguises in this film.
RDj:One of the things that I was pretty outspoken about was I really enjoyed the disguises in the last film. People enjoyed the disguises. Let's do more of them and let's try to innovate a little bit. So, some of the central setups and payoffs in the story come from our spit balling sessions about how best to disguise Sherlock.Q: Oh, that's great, because there are some revolutionary disguises.
RDj:Yes. That's one of our happy accidents.Q: Can you talk to me about Jared Harris who plays Professior Moriarty. There are a lot of expectations, starting from the last film, about whom Moriarty is.
RDj:Our bad guy last time was Mark Strong as Blackwood, and he was a big part of the movie. Working now, the stakes were really, really high with Moriarty. It was quite an ordeal casting the role. But strangely, by the time we met with him [Jared Harris] and he agreed to join us and we all started digging into how best to approach it, half of our problems went away - because of Jared.Q: He's great in the part.
RDj:He's really strong.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is out now on DVD and blu-ray Triple Play. Click here for your chance to win a copy!
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