Literally! Robert Downey Jr. told movie news site IESB.net that preparing for his upcoming role as Sherlock Holmes will include some martial arts training.
“The cool thing about Sherlock Holmes was he’s actually a very skilled martial artist,” he told the movie news site. “So it’s going to have elements of that…it’s not just his deduction and all that stuff. It’s going to be a very action-packed version of that. To me it’s really exciting.”
He said he and Mr. Ritchie share a love for the old forms of martial arts. “I love the idea of martial arts and bare-knuckle boxing…before the Queensbury rules, where it was all kind of proper, it was this real balls-to-the-wall, brutal type stuff,” he said. “Guy Ritchie’s a martial artist, and martial arts student…so we’re going to have a real fun time doing all that.”