Yeah, I couldn’t believe it when I saw it either!
Watch our Marvel Universe! Gnomeo and Juliet 2 : Sherlock Gnomes is scheduled for January 2018, according to IMDB.
I had to get my head around that one. At first I thought, “Ok, it’s a different literary genre that takes place in the same talking-gnome world.” I could live with that. Lots of room to work.
But no – it’s the same characters. They’re just adding Sherlock Gnomes, played by Johnny Depp of all people?!
I’m going to put this on my list to keep an eye on, and see if I can’t get some plot. If they do any kind of mashup where the “missing gnomes” are actually more Shakespeare characters, then I’m all in. But if there’s literally no Shakespeare in this other than the two title characters, it’s a big missed opportunity.