That’s right – Moriarty actor Andrew Scott very definitely rules out the return of the villain for the third season of BBC’s excellent Sherlock.
Sherlock ended on a cliffhanger that fans are still trying to work out to this day. Sherlock Holmes himself appeared to die, but seen fine and well in the closing scene. With that kind of twist, it can therefore be understood why fans also expected the villain of the piece, Moriarty, returning for the third season.
He too appeared to die in the season 2 cliffhanger by shooting himself in the head, but after Sherlock’s elaborate death is it really so strange that Moriarty may have faked his own death too?
A number of fans, including myself, were very much open to this possibility, but now we can put an end to that.
In a recent interview promoting his new TV show, The Town, the actor portraying Moriarty ruled out his possible return.
“Moriarty is dead,” he adamantly stated. “I don’t think there could have been any better exit for a character like that.”
“I feel very proud of Sherlock. Moriarty was a very potent character and one the audience really responded to. But it’s important to me that he doesn’t take over. You have to take risks and play as many different things as possible.”
He makes a valid point – what do you think? Let me know in the comments below – it’d be awesome to hear your opinion!
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