According to the LA Times Blog, Guy Ritchie, has decided to start work on Sherlock Holmes 2 rather than work on the upcoming Lobo flick. Sherlock Holmes 2 is being fast tracked by the studio and it seems as though Guy wants to work on this before getting into Lobo. However, because of this choice, he may not get the chance to work on it. Joel Silver, the producer of Sherlock Holmes, it's upcoming sequel, and Lobo cleared up the air.
It's not 100% that Guy will not be directing the film, but it looks pretty certain.
"I don't think he's going to do it now," Silver said of Ritchie directing "Lobo." "The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another 'Sherlock Holmes.' So I think we're going to be doing that. But we're seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It's all kind of happening right now as we talk. 'Sherlock' is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. 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."
Nothing is for sure so far, but as Mr Silver said, they will most likely find a new director, in order to get Sherlock Holmes and Lobo into theaters.
Does that mean "Lobo" will be postponed until Ritchie is free, or is the plan to move on with a new director?
"I would guess a dfferent director," said Silver
I'm hopeful they get someone great for this Lobo film. I've never been the biggest fan of the character, but I still want to see the movie not only do well, but legitimately be a good film.
How do you guys look at this? Is it a good thing that Guy is jumping aboard the train to sequel-land, even though he's leaving Loboville? What directors would do this film justice?