Sherlock 2, Escape, Avengers Cast Rumors

A couple of very colorful potential casting rumors emerged today. None of them are confirmed let alone anywhere close to being locked down choices though, so be warned.

The Playlist reports that a wish list of actors to play Professor Moriarty in the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” sequel has apparently leaked – a list that includes Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman.

Meanwhile “Escape From New York” remake director Breck Eisner tells Movieweb that, creatively, Timothy Olyphant would be great to play Snake Plissken. There’s a catch though – “we have not yet discussed internally within the studio who will play Snake.”

Finally, Comic Book Movie claims that “Castle” star Nathan Fillion and “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria are tipped to play Ant-Man and The Wasp respectively in the upcoming superhero ensemble flick “The Avengers” for Marvel Studios. Both have been previously linked to the roles.