When we got that first look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in that first still from the upcoming movie Mr. Holmes, we were thrilled at the idea of one of our favorite thespians tackling one of our favorite characters.
McKellen took to his Twitter account and released the film’s first clip and it teases the mystery at the heart of this story and shows us what kind of Sherlock Holmes we are in for when the film lands later this year.
The X-Men star portrays Holmes towards the end of his life in 1947. He has returned from a trip to Japan where he witnessed the firsthand devastation of nuclear warfare. Forever changed, he was ready to slip into a life of quieter endeavors. Then, he came across a picture and it struck him like lightning.
It was from a case that eluded him. He never found the killer and before the sun sets on his life, McKellen’s Holmes will solve this murder, even if it kills him.
Mr. Holmes is from director Bill Condon (who is reuniting with his Gods and Monsters star) and also stars Laura Linney.
Check out McKellen and his last film and watch X-Men: Days of Future Past online.