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.