Sherlock Holmes 3: According To Guy Ritchie, The Future Of The Film Depends On Robert Downey Jr.
We thought it was in full production, but the third opus waited for more than 10 years still seems far away.
Guy Ritchie‘s franchise was off to a good start, however: led by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, the 2009 Sherlock Holmes followed in stride by Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011 had conquered the general public. Naturally, the rumor of a Sherlock Holmes 3 had quickly circulated, but the fog surrounding this urban legend has since continued to thicken.
Go back. Plans for a third film were first announced by Warner Bros. in 2011, shortly after the release of the second film, but had passed through the hands of many screenwriters. It was finally announced in 2019 that Dexter Fletcher, the filmmaker behind the two biopics Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, would replace Ritchie as director alongside Chris Brancato then in charge of the script. But that was without taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic which turned his plans upside down, thus putting the project on hold.
At present, the future of the film is a mystery that even Sherlock Holmes cannot solve. Dexter Fletcher has focused on another project: the feature film Ghosted with Chris Evans and Ana de Armas for Apple TV+. During an interview for Collider, the director of the first two Sherlock Holmes films, Guy Ritchie, spoke on the subject.
” Well, honestly, I left that project in the hands of Robert [Downey Jr] . Robert wanted to handle it. The ball is in his court, so he’s in charge of the script, he’s in charge of the together. I stayed out of it all until the time came for me to get involved ,” the filmmaker said.
Everything, therefore, rests on the shoulders of Robert Downey Jr. A great responsibility, especially since Warner Bros. had announced that he was working with the actor on two series derived from the Sherlock Holmes Universe for the HBO Max streaming platform. Each series had the ambition to focus on new characters that were to be introduced in Sherlock Holmes 3 . Hoping that the latter sees the light of day.