Robert Downey Jr. on the carpet

Two separate accidents that occurred on the set of Guy Ritchie’s new Sherlock Holmes movie has caused the crew to joke that there is a curse surrounding this film.

One accident involved Jude Law who had to flee the set after a tanker exploded into a fireball.

Another involved Robert Downey Jr. who was knocked out with a left hook by 7ft Robert Maillet (the uber immortal in 300). The Sun reports he was “out cold” for six seconds and “drooling blood.”

“Robert was accidentally caught on the chin by a thundering hook. He went flying and was out cold.”

“He didn’t want to go to hospital and kept trying to get up. He’s a trooper. But there have been lots of other problems too.”

The Sun fails to mention, however, that as soon as Downey fell to the floor and started gurgling blood, an excited grip dropped his mic, ran over to his crumpled body and in his best Chris Tucker voice, shouted, “You got knocked the fuck out!,” eliciting boisterous laughter and hi-fives from the other crew members. Well played, sir.