According to what some “unconfirmed sources” have told SuperheroHype, sure, why not? The site says “Sherlock Holmes 2” director Guy Ritchie is keen to cast the “Last of the Mohicans” star to play Sherlock Holmes’s archnemesis in the sequel, a character that was only heard and talked about, but never really seen in the first “Sherlock Holmes” movie. It’s been rumored that Brad Pitt will be Moriarty for a while now, and certainly the studio would love it if that were true. Robert Downy Jr. vs. Brad Pitt? Hell, the film sells itself.
Though Daniel Day-Lewis would be good choice, too, if these “unconfirmed sources” are to be believed. Whoever ends up with the cushy gig, “Sherlock Holmes 2”, starring Downey as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, returns to solve more riddles December 16, 2011.