Warner Bros. Pictures announced today the studio will release Sherlock Holmes 2 on December 16, 2011. That happens to be the same day as Paramount’s Mission: Impossible IV and Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D are scheduled to hit theaters.
Sherlock Holmes 2 will again be directed by Guy Ritchie and star Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson.
The first film, made for about $90 million, earned an impressive $516.8 million at the worldwide box office. Domestically, the movie took in $209 million and the international sum was $307.7 million.