Sherlock Holmes 3 confirmed

Sherlock Holmes 3 confirmed

For a brief period, it looked like the newly-resurgent Robert Downey Jr. would alternate big screen appearances as Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes.

The potential of a third Sherlock Holmes movie has been bubbling for years. Combined, the first two films grossed net worth of 1 billion dollars. I know that seems like pocket change to the success of the MCU franchise, but aside from that franchise and possibly Harry Potter and Star Wars, an average of $500 million a film is very impressive.

Warner Bros. announced Monday that Sherlock Holmes 3, the long-awaited sequel to 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, will be released on December 25, 2020.

It's official! Deadline is reporting Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will definitely, absolutely reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in a third Sherlock Holmes movie.

It's unclear if director Guy Ritchie will return to the franchise to direct Sherlock Holmes 3, but Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is tapped to write the screenplay. You would nearly say that a third film should not be warranted if Ritchie is not to helm it.

"Sherlock Holmes" was released on December 25, 2009, and earned $524 million globally, while the second flick "A Game of Shadows" debuted in December 2011 and earnt $545.4 million at the worldwide box office. Hopefully, we will hear some positive news on this soon.

Most recently, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow put together a writers room to develop a script, recruiting Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Gary Whitta (Rogue One), Justin Malen (Baywatch), Geneva Dworet-Robertson (Tomb Raider) and Kiern Fitzgerald (Snowden).

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