(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

A couple of new stills for Guy Ritchie‘s detective sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the comical Holmes and Jude Law as his sidekick Doctor Watson, have been released this week.

The behind-the-scenes images include the film’s most recent characters, arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) and mystery gypsy woman, Sim (Noomi Rapace).

This month, Empire Magazine report from the film’s set with Robert Downey Jnr. on the cover, including interviews with the cast and director Ritchie.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will be released in cinemas on December 16th this year. You can watch the trailer here.