Sherlock Holmes Sequel Gets Title: ‘A Game of Shadows’

Perhaps this week is poised to be the week of title announcements? After yesterday’s big reveal from Sony regarding the new Spidey movie, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Warner Brothers announced today that the highly anticipated re-teaming of Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Guy Ritchie for the sequel to 2009’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes,” is called…wait for it…”Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

E! Online was first on the ’Net with the announcement, which Warner Brothers confirmed to MTV News. While the cynics at E! deemed the title “lame,” I wouldn’t go that far. Particularly since I’m not familiar enough with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s repetoire to know if “Game of Shadows” means anything with regard to plot line. What it does instantly bring to mind, however, is the highly anticipated HBO Series “A Game of Thrones.” But I digress…

We have plenty of time to come to terms with the new title. The hint of “Shadows” only adds to the teases we’ve seen, by way of on-set interviews and cast members from the first film who may or may not be making cameo appearances in the second one.

The super sleuth’s second installment, with Ritchie, RDJ and Law, is scheduled to be released December 16, 2011.

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