Few were surprised when Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman hinted Season 4 would be the last, but the reason may go deeper than exhaustion or busy careers. Freeman says he’s not eager to go back after Season 4, as “some of it’s not fun anymore.”
It’s always interesting to see which bits of the source material superhero movies choose to form their story. In the case of Black Panther, the writers had a wealth of recent storylines to draw from, and it looks like at least parts of the movie will dip a toe into Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey’s World of Wakanda spinoff series — namely, the awesome gay female warrior stuff.
After recently re-watching Captain America: Civil War on a cross-country flight, I gotta admit I’m ready for a little bit more screen time for Martin Freeman’s character. Sure, it’s always good to see the Fargo and Sherlock star show up in a fun supporting role, but with Marvel’s penchant for introducing characters at the periphery of films before ramping up their involvement in the franchise, it felt like Freeman’s performance was just a taste of what he could do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And thanks to recent rumors from the Black Panther set, it looks like I may get my wish sooner rather than later.
Sherlock may not have ended its second Season 4 installment with a major death (at least not one we saw), but boy, if “The Lying Detective” didn’t re-contextualize the year’s major threat. Our first trailer for Season 4 finale “The Final Problem” confirms [SPOILER]’s survival, but does our new big bad mean [OTHER SPOILER] is gone for good?
Both Sherlock and Watson were dealt quite a blow in Season 4 premiere “The Six Thatchers,” so why is the world’s greatest detective the only one sporting a sadness beard? We may yet find out, as a full photo set from next week’s “The Lying Detective” sees the investigators reluctantly re-teamed to face a cackling Toby Jones.