Well, apparently it wasn't Robert Downey Jr. who called Sherlock Holmes a superhero — but that doesn't mean the comparison isn't an apt one. When we sat down to chat with the actor and his "Sherlock Holmes" co-star Jude Law during a recent press event, we had to ask him about another little project on his radar these days: "Iron Man 2."
While Downey was remarkably tight-lipped about the future of the "Iron Man" franchise (and his potential involvement in "The Avengers"), we did manage to forge a comic book connection between the two actors when the topic turned to Law's sealed-in-ink comics cred.
"Oh, it's going to be great," said Downey of "Iron Man 2," only to remark that a widely disseminated quote in which he compares Sherlock Holmes to a superhero didn't actually come from him. However, Law said he might want to take credit for the quote anyways.
"[Sherlock Holmes is a] Batman kind of superhero," said Law. "[It's] his brilliance and his unique perception of the world that make him superhuman."
No stranger to comics, Law is reported to have a tattoo of "Watchmen" character Rorschach — a fact which appeared to be new info for his "Sherlock Holmes" partner.
"[The tattoo is] 20 years old — that's how ahead of the game I was," said Law. "I'm going to have to get it covered now that the movie's been done."
As for "Iron Man 2" and beyond, Downey said he's not thinking that far ahead these days.
"I'm just thinking about trying to make the best version we can of the next installment," he explained. And when it comes to "Iron Man 3" or "The Avengers," he simply said, "I honestly could not care less about that right now."
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