A few weeks ago Mark Strong let slip that Cate Blanchett would be playing Maid Marian in Robin Hood, now he’s revealed what the ending of Sherlock Holmes will consist of! Warner Bros. will no doubt be overjoyed.
From Totalfilm: [Contains minor spoilers]
“There’s a fantastic sequence where we duel to the death on a half-built Tower Bridge,” he said. “It’s a perfect way to end the movie, Robert and I hammering seven bells out of each other on top of this swinging bridge with Victorian London as a backdrop. It’s going to be amazing.”
For those not in the know, Strong plays occult-dabbling Satanist Lord Blackwood, who he admits is based on Alastair Crowley.
“There’s a touch of Dracula about him,” he said of the character. “He needed to have an element of showmanship about him by virtue of the fact that he’s trying to persuade everyone around him that he’s so in league with the Devil that he’s able to conquer death. I just wanted to make him an equal adversary of Sherlock Holmes.”
Sounds interesting. With Strong playing the villain in Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass and possibly Robin Hood, he must be trying to avoid being typecast by showing his loving and giving side. Especially with secret information he signed a contract not to tell.