On Set: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes

With production beginning last week in London, we knew that it wouldn’t be long before we had some photos from the set of Guy Ritchie’s new film Sherlock Holmes. And today, courtesy of Just Jared, we have our first look at Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, complete with a bowler hat and what appears to be a Vente Latte.

At Downey’s side in the photo above is director Guy Ritchie, whose vision for this Holmes film is to show off the famous detective’s sword fighting, adventurous nature. It will see him interact with characters old and new, including Irene Adler (played by Rachel McAdams) and Lord Blackwood (played by Mark Strong). As well, there are rumors of a more mysterious, more devious villain pulling strings in a plot that could threaten all of England.

As for the costumed Sherlock Holmes, I’d say he looks just fine. It is incredibly difficult to make broad assessments of a film based on one character walking out of the wardrobe trailer, but I will say that we have reason to be excited about this film — and those reasons go much deeper than how RDJ looks in character. They have everything to do with solid casting and a director who is more than capable of pulling it off.

For images from the set, head on over to Just Jared.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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