Robert Downey Jr.: Shows off 'Sherlock Holmes'
Robert Downey Jr. needs no introduction. He just walked into the San Diego Convention Center's biggest stage.
To be specific, forty four year old actor stepped out unannounced and presented a clip from his forthcoming film "Sherlock Holmes" to an enthusiastic crowd of over six thousand Comic-Con fans on Friday.
Robert Downey Jr. called Holmes "an intellectual superhero" in the tale that is set in England in the 1800s. The film is based on the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and the era's obsession with the occult.
Downey said, "We reinvigorated it by changing it less" than other adaptations of the story.
Other stars in the film include Jude Law as Dr. John Watson and Rachel McAdams as Holmes' love interest, Irene Adler.