Producer Joel Silver tells The Los Angeles Times that due to the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel being fast-tracked, Guy Ritchie is no longer attached to direct the comic adaptation “Lobo”.
Silver, who’s producing both films, says “I don’t think he’s going to do it now. The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another ‘Sherlock Holmes’… So we’re trying to see if we can do something quickly with another ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie. We have some ideas and some good story points.” Rather than delay, Silver adds that they’ll likely choose another director for “Lobo”.
What about Brad Pitt appearing as Professor Moriarty in the next ‘Holmes’? “Well, I mean, we talked about that at one point, but you know as of right now we’re not sure what we’re going to do. We’ll see what happens”.