In order for one to truly have a profound and accurate understanding of the mind of a possibly mad but indubitably ingenious detective, one must himself become possibly mad and indubitably ingenious. And to do that, one must spend a good deal of time on the Internet. So, if this is your goal, you are off to a good start.
Since this is your goal (as you have not stopped reading just yet), one can assume that you are not merely interested in understanding the mind of aforesaid detective, but also seeing him point guns at things.
And you'll get exactly that with a slew of new character posters, featuring all the familiar faces starring in the action sequel (plus guns pointed at things!). Get a load of the cast, including Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace and Jared Harris, in the below images, and catch the movie in theaters on Dec. 16, 2011.