Dexter Fletcher will replace Guy Ritchie in what could be the end of the trilogy that began in 2009.
Guy Ritchie will not direct Robert Downey Jr. and Jude as the mythical couple of Sherlock Holmes and Watson for the third time.
The main question of the third installment brings us back to the end of the second, did Professor Moriarty survive?
‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ will be totally different.
21 Sherlock Holmes from the movies
It seems incredible but it has been 10 years since we saw in the cinema a new version of the most famous detective in history (and no, we are not talking about Detective Pikachu). This time, it starred Robert Downey Jr. alongside Jude Law and, not only was it a box office success, but critics and audiences alike applauded Guy Ritchie’s take on the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Two years later, in 2011, the second installment would arrive, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, with the same cast (except for Rachel McAdams, who only makes a cameo), and we would meet the protagonist’s arch-enemy: Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris. But this sequel was not so well received and, adding to the tight schedule of the two protagonists, the third installment was postponed indefinitely in time, until now, which has already been confirmed by both Warner and the protagonists themselves. But the problem is that we will not have the whole team again, because Guy Ritchie, director of the first two installments, gets out of the car, leaving his director’s chair to Dexter Fletcher.
What is the release date of ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’? And your synopsis? Will Moriarty return? Which Arthur Conan Doyle book will you adapt? Will ‘Sherlock Holmes 4’ anticipate us?
‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Release Date
The release date of ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ was set in December 2020, but the agenda of its protagonists is very tight: Robert Downey Jr. with his participation in the Marvel films and Jude Law in the saga of ‘Animals fantastic. ‘ So Warner has decided to delay the premiere for a whole year, so now the release date of ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ is December 22, 2021, in keeping with the Christmas tradition of the other two installments.
Of course, with the pandemic everything is always in the process of doubt and even that of its premiere in theaters arises. Warner Bros. announced that all its 2021 productions would be released simultaneously, at least in the United States, in theaters and HBO Max, so that is probably the case with ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’, although it catches very late in year and, we hope, the worst of the pandemic is over.
‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Synopsis
For now, the synopsis of ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ is far from clear. In ‘Sherlock Holmes: Shadow Play’, we saw Sherlock fall off a cliff with his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty. At the end of the movie, we saw Sherlock survive the fall … but we don’t know Moriarty’s fate.
This raises the following: who will be the villain of this third installment? Although we assume that Moriarty also survived the fall (he is just as smart as Sherlock), this third installment could introduce a new archenemy of the detective. It could be Charles Augustus Milverton, a well-known blackmailer; Henry ‘Holy’ Peter ‘, one of the few who has managed to outsmart the detective; or even Professor Coram.
Also the question is: what book or story will adapt ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’? Or would they prefer to go more on their own, as in the two previous installments, taking pieces of Conan Doyle stories and mixing them with original proposals?
‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Cast
The cast of ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ is confirmed. At least its two protagonists, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who have already spoken about their return to the franchise almost 10 years later.