New Character Posters For Sherlock Holmes

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm,

With the release of Guy Ritchie’s big-screen version of Sherlock Holmes still over six months away, there’s plenty of time to get people hyped to see it. We had the first official teaser poster a few months ago, a few set photos last month and then we were treated to the amazing first trailer shortly thereafter.

Everything released of the movie so far has been great, and today we have a couple of new slick posters featuring Sherlock Holmes himself (Robert Downey Jr.) as well as his assistant, Dr. Watson (Jude Law).

These two new Sherlock Holmes posters don’t really seem to fit in with the feel of the other material (particularly the trailer). However, these new posters are pretty cool in and of themselves – the foggy, blurry nature of them give off an intriguing air of mystery. And it goes without saying that Downey Jr. and Law look great in their respective roles. So without further ado:

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One thing I immediately noticed about these new Sherlock Holmes posters is that they don’t predominantly feature the actual name of the movie (does a web address really suffice? I don’t think so). With the character-centric style of them, I sense we’ll see a few more of these featuring other heavily featured characters – most likely Mark Strong as the villainous Lord Blackwood.

Free tip for making the final, official, Sherlock Holmes poster: just use the Sherlock-centric one shown above, make the actual name of the movie entirely clear, and you’re good to go. As for the other poster – I don’t know if there’s enough knowledge of Dr. Watson amongst people not familiar with the Sherlock Holmes to use the character as a selling point. Having said that, people (read: ladies) may just flock to the theater because it’s Jude Law.

I don’t think I’m alone in eagerly anticipating Sherlock Holmes; hopefully Ritchie’s more action-orientated take on the classic detective will work.

What do you think of these new Sherlock Holmes posters?

Sherlock Holmes opens on Christmas Day in the U.S., and on Boxing Day in the UK.

Source: Empire

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  1. I don’t know. The heads don’t seem to match the bodies. They look a little big compared to the body. The lighting seems to be from different angles as far as the head vs body. I’m thinking they photoshopped the actors’ heads on a someone else’s body. Just look at RDJs collar.

  2. In looking at the larger pics, I notice the lighting on RDJs jacket is the exact opposite angle of the lighting on his face and neck.

  3. I will stick to my good old classic Sherlock Holmes books. Some things just do not need to be re-made!

  4. Mark, yep, you’re right, those heads seem not to fit very well with their respective roles.
    On the other hand, I’d really like to see one featuring Rachel McAdams, that one would really sell!!

  5. So did anyone see the trailer? The one that looked like it belonged in Tropic Thunder as a mock trailer? I mean isn’t this the the very peak of Hollywood selling out? Take a well known property with an built in audience and decent name recognition and, forgetting everything about the source material, turn it onto a summer blockbuster. You know, lets forget that he’s a detective who solves murders, lets make him really buff, shirtless fighting someone for no good reason and just for the hell of it, lets throw in some explosions and breasts.

    And it’s not as if I’m even that big of a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but this all just seems utterly ridiculous. And I like RDJ, so it’s sad to see him in something like this.

    At least he has the accent down pat.

  6. Am interested in seeing this. Think I will either love it or hate it.

    Law as Watson seems a bit ready to dish out some punishment. Not a bat or club resting on his shoulder, probably a cane, but the pose is right and the ‘Crime will pay’ fits.
    I’d really like to see a Watson who wasn’t Holmes’s bumbling sidekick.

    Had a lot of doubts, but starting to like this, and Mark Strong will be worth watching, no question.

  7. This movie should be really good. Guy Ritchie is a slick director and you have to enjoy his style and the witty british dialog to enjoy his films. He does look like hes swaying a bit towards the “hollywood blockbuster” style with all those American actors. But nonetheless i still have high hopes. I absolutely loved Rocknrolla and I await that sequel as well.