Will Guy Ritchie Direct a Third Sherlock Holmes Film? It Depends on Robert Downey Jr.
The last update concerning the third chapter of Sherlock Holmes dates back some time ago. The pandemic has completely upset the plans of the film and the production has suffered huge delays, as revealed by the film’s director Dexter Fletcher in an interview with Collider in June 2022.
On the occasion of the release of his next film Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, Guy Ritchie, who directed the first two chapters of Sherlock Holmes, stated that he does not know if he will make a third film of the franchise in the future:
“Well, honestly, I left it to Robert [Downey Jr.]. So Robert is in charge of everything. Now it’s his turn, so he’s in charge of the script, he’s in charge of the whole thing. I’m going to walk on the moon until when it’s not time for me to get involved.”
Led by Robert Downey Jr., the 2009 and 2011 films brought a new interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective to the big screen and enjoyed strong box office results. The first film finished its theatrical run grossing $524 million worldwide, a number eventually beaten by its sequel with a global gross of $543.4 million. In addition to the MCU star, the two films also starred Jude Law as Dr. John Watson and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler.