The planned sequel for Sherlock Holmes has reportedly been thrown into doubt.
Andrea Plunket, who owns the copyright to author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary creations, is believed to be unhappy with comments made by Downey Jr that Holmes and his accomplice Dr Watson have a homoerotic relationship:
Plunkett added that if Guy Ritchie wants to pursue ambitions to turn the movie into a franchise, he will not be authorised to follow such a storyline.
She said: “I hope this is just an example of Mr Downey’s black sense of humour. It would be drastic, but I would withdraw permission for more films to be made if they feel that is a theme they wish to bring out in the future. I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the books.”