Holmes Sequel, “Superman” Set Dates

Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled “Sherlock Holmes 2” for a December 16th 2011 release date reports Heat Vision.

Filming is expected to kick off in Europe this Fall on the blockbuster follow-up to last year’s hit and despite earlier reports that she’s out, The Playlist reports that Rachel McAdams will be returning as Irene Adler albeit in a smaller capacity this time out.

The key casting though, the role of Professor James Moriarty, has yet to be locked despite Brad Pitt’s name still being touted as a candidate. The date puts the film head-to-head in a competitive release slot with “Mission: Impossible IV” opening the same week and Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” opening the following week.

Meanwhile Warners has also revealed they are “nearing a greenlight” for a film based on the superhero “The Flash”, and are targeting a Holiday 2012 release for the “Superman” reboot Chris Nolan is producing.