Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are currently hard at work on the sequel to Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Entertainment Tonight' has been kind enough to share the first behind the scenes look at the film's progress.

'ET' cameras paid a visit to the set recently, where they were greeted by an unsettling sight – star Robert Downey Jr. in drag. Too bad Ricky Gervais didn't know about this – he could have worked it into his comments at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. RDJ and his co-star sit down and elaborate on why they've reunited with director Guy Ritchie to make a sequel (they had so much fun making the first film they felt the need to come back for more), the nature of their characters (they're as co-dependent as ever) and we get a look at new co-star Noomi Rapace in action too.

Speaking of Rapace, both Downey Jr. and Law are effusive in their praise – going so far as to say that the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star is probably tougher than both of them, which makes the action scenes in the new film quite intriguing. Her character certainly doesn't look like Lisbeth Salander.
The sequel finds Holmes and Watson unraveling new mysteries and confronting the evil Professor Moriarty while brawling their way around town. The 'ET' segment features footage of the duo hiding out on a train and being forced to traverse the cars in a rather dangerous fashion as well as engaging in a forest fist-fight. Things look to be shaping up nicely.

'Sherlock Holmes 2' is set to hit theaters on December 16th and is currently in post production. Check out the new footage below and be sure to let us know what you think by stopping by the comment section.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
PG-13 2011
Based on 38 critics

The famous detective and his astute associate face their archenemy, evil genius Moriarty. Read More