Jude Law spills beans on new movies
Published 10/03/2010 | 12:41
Jude Law has confirmed that there will be a Sherlock Holmes movie sequel.
The actor, who played sidekick Dr Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr as Holmes in Guy Ritchie's film, also revealed he has a role in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion.
Jude told movie blog ComingSoon.net: "I think we are probably going to make another (Sherlock Holmes)... it's not like next week but I think it's some time this year."
Guy's action-comedy take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 19th Century detective novels took in 470 million dollars at the worldwide box office, encouraging Warner Bros to commission a sequel.
Repo Men star Jude enthused: "We had such a blast making that film, and it was another very happy experience. Conan Doyle wrote over 15 books, and there was so much to take from.
"Because of our enthusiasm for the project... we all started throwing in our ideas of where it could go and what should happen next."
Jude also spoke about his role in virus outbreak thriller Contagion, co-starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard.
He revealed: "Contagion is not until the end of the year and I'm one of a large number of people in a big ensemble.
"The subject matter is really interesting, it's very current. It's about a contagious disease spreading across the world and how it affects different elements. Be it the public, the medical services, the emergency services, politicians. I play someone online, a blogger, who is kind of a fearmonger. And I just really like the part, and I just love Steven Soderbergh films. I think he's a great talent."