Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty face off in explosive new trailer

It's an exciting and explosive ''Holmes vs. Moriarty'' face-off in this thrilling new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer. Once again, there are plenty of explosions to see. Add to that a bit of romance and a good dash of cross-dressing and it's all in a day's work for the greatest detective of all time.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr., who clearly is having the time of his life playing Holmes) and his trusted sidekick Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) are once again embarking on a new and thrilling adventure when they find themselves facing the evil machinations of Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris), Holmes' archenemy.

Here's the synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor Moriarty (Harris)--and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder--a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction--all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

As always, our favorite bromantic duo will be getting themselves into a $#!@load of trouble (we wouldn't have it any other way), but this time they'll be joined by a mysterious fortune teller played by Noomi Rapace, as well as by Watson's new, not-so-blushing bride, Mary (Kelly Reily), and even Holmes' main love squeeze, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), gets in on the action.

Have a look:

As Watson said: Oh, how we've missed you, Holmes!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will hit theaters in time for the holidays on Dec. 16.

Will you be watching?

(via Coming Soon)

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