Warner Bros. has set December 16, 2011 as the release date for Sherlock Holmes 2. Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer spoke to investors today provided the film's release date along with other movies on their 2011 slate (although most of these dates had already been revealed). Sci-Fi Wire also spoke with producer Joel Silver who said that Rachel McAdams would be 'present' as Irene Adler, but wouldn't be the leading lady in the sequel. Silver once again confirmed that Moriarty would be the antagonist this time around. Shooting is set to begin this fall.
Producer Dan Lin told Steve last year that the rumors of Brad Pitt playing Moriarty was just Internet chatter and that he is not in the movie.