This seems to be the week of new titles for movie franchises. Yesterday we learned that Sony’s Spider-Man reboot had been renamed The Amazing Spider-Man, and now Warner Bros wants to get in on the action. The studio has infused their upcoming Sherlock Holmes 2 with some added “oomph” in the title.
According to Coming Soon, the new title of the film is…wait for it, wait for it: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Yeah, it’s pretty lackluster. Are we the only ones who think of Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows when we hear the name? It seems like they could have done better. Darn these metaphors for story plot points!
“The sequel will continue the adventures of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his friend and associate Dr. Watson (Jude Law) as they match wits against their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). The film also stars Stephen Fry in the role of Mycroft, Sherlock’s brother and will feature Noomi Rapace ad the currently-unnamed female lead.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens on December 16, 2011.
What do you think of the new title for the sequel?