Sherlock Holmes 3 has been confirmed by Warner Bros. Pictures with the third installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchise hitting theaters in 2020.
According to the Hollywood studio, Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective alongside Jude Law as his counterpart Watson.
Sherlock Homes was a box office hit for the studio when it was released in 2009, just one year after Downey Jr. also made his debut as Iron Man. A sequel quickly followed in 2011. Combined, the first two films grossed net worth of 1 billion dollars. Both were directed by Guy Ritchie.
Back in March Robert Downey Jr hinted at Sherlock Holmes 3 when he had said during an interview that they are looking at another Sherlock Holmes.
While the first film found Sherlock and John battling it out against Mark Strong’s noble serial killer Lord Henry Blackwood, it was the second film which featured Sherlock’s archvillain Professor James Moriarty, played by Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character ever and has seen numerous adaptations over the decades. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in the BBC series titled simply Sherlock, and it has been a big success.
A director is yet to be announced for Sherlock Holmes 3, however. The film is dated for a Christmas 2020 release.