‘Sherlock Holmes’ Poster Reveals Mark Strong As Lord Blackwood

I’ve been intentionally ignoring “Sherlock Holmes.” That’s not to say I won’t be seeing it or that I’m uninterested. It’s just that we have a long time between now and the late-December release date, and the waiting is killing me. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Dr. Watson makes for a thrilling pair. Add to that mix the potent force that is “Snatch” director Guy Ritchie, and you’ve got all the pieces necessary for a heavily stylized period mystery flick. To which I say ’cool’!

Before you hit the jump to check out the shiny new character poster for Mark Strong’s Lord Blackwood, take a look at the below video, in which Ritchie describes his tougher take on Holmes. Then head over to MTV.com to learn more about the “tender bromance” that Ritchie’s Holmes and Watson share.