New Sherlock Holmes 2 Stills

Meet Harris' Moriarty & Rapace's Sim

What's better than a Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows cover? Why, a Sherlock Holmes cover and some new stills from Guy Ritchie's detective sequel, featuring not only Robert Downey Jr's sleuth and Jude Law's medical sidekick, but also arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) and gypsy mystery woman Sim (Noomi Rapace). And that's precisely what we're bringing you today, with a few sneak peeks behind the scenes of the Arthur Conan Doyle riffing blockbuster.

Inside the magazine, Damon Wise reports from the film's set, and interviews all the principal cast and director Ritchie, with a few words on the plot this time around and a discussion of what's changed. For one, they're all feeling more confident. For another, they don't have to contend with endless speculation about the casting of Moriarty since he's already been cast.

Empire's Sherlock Holmes 2 Cover

For much more on Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, pick up the new issue - or watch the trailer below. The film's out on December 16 this year.