Producer Joel Silver told the Los Angeles Times that Guy Ritchie is no longer attached to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the DC Comics title Lobo because the studio is moving forward with Sherlock Holmes 2.
“I don’t think he’s going to do it now,” Silver, who is producing both properties, said. “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.” Silver added that they’ll likely go with another director for Lobo.
He expects everyone to come back for Sherlock Holmes 2. “Downey loves the experience of playing Sherlock and would love to play him again, and I’d love to see him play it again. Jude and all of them will be back and it will be great.”
Silver was also asked about the rumor that Brad Pitt would appear in the “Holmes” sequel as Professor Moriarty. “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,” he said.