A third film of Guy Ritchieof Sherlock Holmes The series has been rumored for a while, but according to the director, everything is in the hands of the star Robert Downey Jr.
Talked to ColliderRitchie — who directed the 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and the 2011 follow-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – said that Downey Jr. wanted. to direct the third film, and for now, things are in his hands.
“Well, honestly, I leave this up to Robert,” Ritchie revealed. “So Robert wants to be in charge of it. The ball is in his court, so he’s in charge of the script, he’s in charge of everything. I moonwalked from there until there was time for me to join.
The future of Sherlock Holmes The franchise has been one shrouded in mystery for a long time. In April 2022, a report from Variety stated that HBO Max was developing two television series tied to the films, with Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, executive producer. However, it is unclear whether the projects are moving forward.
A third film in the franchise has also been in the works for over 10 years now, with the film even originally set to be released in 2021 at one point. The movie is rumored to feature Downey Jr. and Jude Law returns as Sherlock and Dr. John Watson, respectively, although it is unknown if any further progress has been made in the development of that film.