Is Brad Pitt in Sherlock Holmes After All? Possibly.

I have to admit, Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” was one of my must-see movies. What can I say, I have a man crush on Robert Downey Jr. that’s only rivaled by my crush on Rose Byrne. I haven’t had the chance to see the movie yet, thanks to family who are in town for the holidays, but according to those who have, Moriarty does indeed show up in “Sherlock Holmes”, albeit as only a shadowy figure (unseen face, natch) and an English accent. The guys at UGO got around to asking Ritchie about Moriarty, and if Pitt was the man behind the accent.

Matt Patches: I know there was this big hulabaloo about, Brad Pitt popping up as Moriarty, does he/doesn’t he…and because he plays a pretty big part in the movie, albeit shrouded in shadow, I admit I waited around til after the credits to see if Brad made an appearance, but alas he did not. So I have to ask, who plays the voice of Moriarty in this movie?

Guy Ritchie: I’m not going to tell you.

Matt Patches: I have to say, it sounded a little like Brad Pitt.

Guy Ritchie: Can’t say.

Matt Patches: Aww, please?

Guy Ritchie: No.

Sounds like ol Guy is being a bit coy with his answer, which makes me believe that Pitt really did make the trip to London for the shadowy cameo as previously reported.

I can see Pitt playing the villian in the movie. And it’s not like he hasn’t already worked with Ritchie — they did “Snatch” together. Plus, a role like Moriarty would be the kind of juicy part that someone like Pitt would give up his leading man hero status to play, if just for one movie.

So, what are the chances of a “Sherlock Holmes 2″? Pretty damn good, if $65 million at the box office in its debut is any indication.

Hey, was that Brad Pitt? I thought that sounded like Brad Pitt.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Plus Brad, much like his wife is actually an American that can do accents. Great!!!

  • Dedpool

    Plus Brad, much like his wife is actually an American that can do accents. Great!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    God I cant wait to see this movie. It only makes sense that my hobbling has gotten better now that the weekend is over and I have to go to work. Maybe tomorrow morning.

    If it is Brad Pitt, that would be quite excellent. It’s been awhile since Ive seen him play a badguy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    God I cant wait to see this movie. It only makes sense that my hobbling has gotten better now that the weekend is over and I have to go to work. Maybe tomorrow morning.

    If it is Brad Pitt, that would be quite excellent. It’s been awhile since Ive seen him play a badguy.

  • harosa

    I’ll admit I stayed til after the credits to hopefully see a cameo, thank god this movie didnt have Lord of the Rings length credits.

  • harosa

    I’ll admit I stayed til after the credits to hopefully see a cameo, thank god this movie didnt have Lord of the Rings length credits.

  • j.james

    I was very impressed with Holmes…It was just an awesome film, period. I can’t wait for the second, if it does end up happening, and with Pitt as the bad guy this could be very cool.

  • j.james

    I was very impressed with Holmes…It was just an awesome film, period. I can’t wait for the second, if it does end up happening, and with Pitt as the bad guy this could be very cool.

  • Phani

    Sounded more like Geoffrey Rush.But then Rush “in frame” in Holmes 2 against better looking Holmes/Watson..hmm..Maybe it is Ralph Fiennes or Leam Neeson.

  • Phani

    Sounded more like Geoffrey Rush.But then Rush “in frame” in Holmes 2 against better looking Holmes/Watson..hmm..Maybe it is Ralph Fiennes or Leam Neeson.