Strong said that Holmes’ arch-nemesis Moriarty is in the film, “but you don’t really see him. I think he’s there because if the franchise carries on, there’s a possibility that he will appear in a larger guise.
“But for the purposes of this one and the detective narrative, I’m the guy that Sherlock’s after, Lord Blackwood. And he’s a cultist/Satanist lord who is the ultimate cad.”
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the thriller stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. It opens on November 20, 2009.