Strong chats Sherlock December 3, 2008 Mark Srong reveals “Sherlock Holmes” villain details British actor Mark Strong has recently revealed details about the villain(s) in upcoming Sherlock Holmes film. Strong said that Holmes’ arch-nemesis Moriarty is in the film, “but you don’t really see him. I think he’s there because if the franchise carries on, there’s a possibility that he will appear in a larger guise. “But for the purposes of this one and the detective narrative, I’m the guy that Sherlock’s after, Lord Blackwood. And he’s a cultist/Satanist lord who is the ultimate cad.” Directed by Guy Ritchie, the thriller stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. It opens on November 20, 2009.