Find out more after the jump... Any of you fortunate enough to see the rip-roaring Sherlock Holmes movie recently will no doubt have been treated to a fun action adventure on the world's greatest detective. And as for the relationship between Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and his sidekick Dr Watson (Jude Law), well, we witnessed probably one of the best bromances in recent times - but was there something more to it than that?
Our friends at Cinematical have run an interesting story based on a recent Robert Downey Jr interview on The David Letterman Show (watch it below) where the actor insinuated that Holmes and Watson could have been just more than just good friends.
This interview has since sparked a fiery response from Andrea Plunkett, Sherlock Holmes' US copyright holder, a lady who could prevent another film from ever being made if she so wished.
First off, here's a short transcript from The David Letterman interview which caused the problem:
Letterman: "Now, from what I recall, there was always the suggestion that there was a different level of relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson."
Downey: "You mean that they were homos ..."
Letterman: [Laughs.] "Well ..."
Downey: "That is what you're saying?"
Letterman: "In a manner of speaking, yes ... that they were closer than just out solving crimes. It's sort of touched on in the film, but he has a fiancée, so we're not certain. Is that right?"
Downey: "She could be a beard. Who knows?"
Paul Shaffer: "What are they, complete screamers? Is that what you're saying?"
Downey: "Why don't we observe the clip and let the audience decide if he just happens to be a very butch homosexual. Which there are many. And I'm proud to know certain of them."
Total Film apparently caught up with Andrea Plunket for her response to Downey Jr's comments - and let's just say she wasn't happy.
"I hope this is just an example of Mr Downey's black sense of humour." says Plunkett. "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."
Go to the Cinematical story for more and enjoy Robert Downey Jr's interview on The David Letterman Show below...