Elementary, my dear Watson! – Why Ian McKellen’s Sherlock might be the best yet!

Ok, so like a lot of people I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes! What’s not to love? He’s unpredictable, unorthodox and who doesn’t fall in love with his stand-offish demeanor? Swooooon. What we get with Sherlock is about as close to a realistic superhero as we’re going to get. Well in a universe without mutant powers, extreme technology and aliens (before you comic geeks start throwing jibes my way). His mind works in ways that the average person’s doesn’t and he doesn’t have any of the poxy feelings dragging him down either (well, not really anyway). So how exciting is the next few years going to be for us Sherlock fans? Pretty damn exciting! and here is why…

We’ve had 2 amazing depictions of Sherlock in recent years, with Robert Downey Jr sporting the pipe and hat in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and again in 2011 with the it’s not that bad follow up Game of Shadows

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(Side note: Is Jude Law’s pout so big it should get it’s own fan fiction?)

 

Not only does Downey Jr give us a sassy, sexy Sherlock but one that is a bit more connected to his emotions. Only a bit though. And now he’s rumored to be in line for yet ANOTHER Sherlock film. With no release date announced this is still pretty much internet hype but hype we will.

Then, of course, we’ve got the answer all TV lovers and Cumberbatch enthusiasts prayers with the BBC’s 3 seasons of Sherlock (watch it on Netflix, you won’t be sorry!)

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And both Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have apparently finished up shooting on the 4th season airing on Christmas Day 2015! Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is even more egotistical and sassy and set in modern-day London it feels as though this character is actually locked up in Baker Street at the moment. A girl can dream.

With these two equally satisfying Sherlocks you’d think we wouldn’t need another one right? Well, who knew that Ian McKellen would throw into question everything I’ve known about Sherlock up until now!

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That’s right people, it’s really happening. Ian McKellen is playing Sherlock Holmes and oh my god doesn’t it look great?! I didn’t even know until the teaser for Mr.Holmes was released earlier today (watch it here) that I even needed another portrayal of the detective but my gosh…I’m ready to have my mind blown once again! Not only is it one of my favorite actors playing one of my favorite characters (commence girly screaming) BUT it’s a look into how Sherlock would cope with losing his ‘super power’, his mind (commence even louder girly screaming).

For Sherlock fans everywhere, the next couple of years might just be enough to make our lives! Excitement level is reaching dangerous levels!

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