Warner Bros. pushes Sherlock Holmes 3 back a year
According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have pushed the long-delayed Sherlock Holmes 3 back a full year from December 25, 2020 to December 22, 2021 for reasons unknown.
That’s a huge blow for fans who have been clamoring for another installment for nearly eight years — the last installment, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released in theaters in 2011, while its predecessor, Sherlock Holmes, debuted in 2009.
As of now it is unclear if stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return to the franchise. Ditto with director Guy Ritchie, who is busy with Disney’s Aladdin at the moment. The trade notes that producers Susan Downey, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram are returning to oversee this project, with Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato currently attached to write the script.
While making the rounds for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Law did offer a nugget of information about the project: “We hope to propel the story forward. As always, the essence of the story is their codependency. We’re going to examine — since it’s been several years since we’ve seen them — we’re going to play up the fact that they haven’t seen each other for a long time either.”