Holmes & Watson Trailer Has Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly on the Case

The first trailer forHolmes & Watsonhas finally arrived. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly havent appeared in a movie together as a lead duo in over a decade. The last time it happened? 2008sStep Brothers, which has since attained its status as a comedy classic. And lets not forget their first collaboration,Talladega Nights. Now, finally, Ferrell and Reilly are back in a very different kind of comedy that sees them playing the beloved characters of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick John Watson.

Will FerrellandJohn C. Reillyhave this first trailer loaded with slapstick gags aplenty. The whole idea of turning the Sherlock Holmes mythos into a comedic farce such as this has provided the loveable comedic duo with quite a bit of fuel. Though, admittedly, the trailer doesnt have any terribly memorable gags. And they do, very forcibly, include the saying No s***, Sherlock in a rather cringy moment. It plays quite a bit on modern things seeming ridiculous at the time in which the movie is set, such as Watson trying to take a selfie with an old-timey camera.

Perhaps this isnt the greatest first trailer, but its undoubtedly good to see the two comedic forces back together again. Many probably would have preferred it be Step Brothers 2, but theyll have to take what they can get. The character ofSherlock Holmesis one that has been adapted for the big and small screen numerous times over the years, such as on BBCsSherlockor in 2015sMr. Holmes, which stars Sir Ian McKellen in the title role, just to name a couple. Rarely, however, do we see a comedic take. Could this be theRobin Hood: Men in Tightsfor the Sherlock Holmes canon?

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Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald and Ralph Fiennes, who plays the nefarious Professor Moriarty, are also aboard the cast. One of the biggest potential knocks againstHolmes and Watsonis that Adam McKay isnt in the directors chair. Instead, its Etan Cohen, who previously helmed the Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell comedyGet Hard, at the helm. No disrespect to Mr. Cohen, but that, no matter how one looks at it, is a downgrade in filmmaker department.

In any case,audiences are surely going to be excited about this pairing. Unfortunately, the detective is facing down some stiff competition. On December 21,Holmes and Watsonwill directly face Warner Bros.Aquaman, ParamountsTransformersspin-offBumblebeeand director Robert ZemeckisWelcome to Marwen. Its an extra-crowded release date, but this could serve as a decent bit of counter-programming for those who arent in the mood to watch stuff blow up. In addition to the trailer,the studio has also released a new posterfor the comedy, which we have here for you to check out. Be sure to watch the new trailer from theSony Pictures Entertainment YouTubechannel for yourself below.

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