It’s been over twelve years and still, there seems to be no sign of “Sherlock Holmes 3.” But fret not as the film will most likely happen in the future. So if a third film arises, it’s already confirmed that both Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr will reprise their roles as Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes respectively.
It’s not yet confirmed whether or not Jared Harris who played Professor James Moriarty will return as his character was killed off at the climax of the previous movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” but we wouldn’t be surprised if he managed to survive and return in the potential third film.
As for the film’s release date, Warner Bros. initially scheduled it on December 25, 2020, but was pushed back to December 22, 2021, and till now it has not been released. But we do know that the third film is in development.
“It’s one of those cruel twists of fate, where the pandemic hit and that scattered people around the world to the wind,” filmmaker Dexter Fletcher commented. “But I know that the appetite is huge for it, and I’m sure there are other people acutely aware of that as well.
“But I believe it should be [made] because it’s brilliant. I very much hope so.”
As of this writing, there’s no concrete information concerning a threequel and it’s difficult to even predict when we can expect it. It also looks like the filmmakers were always wanting for a December release and we highly doubt that we’d get to see it this December.
And one thing for certain is that the threequel will be set after a long gap and given the current situation, it makes a lot of sense.
“We want it to be the best of the series, so that’s a pretty tall order,” Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. stated in October 2014 of the third film.
“We hope to propel the story forward. As always, the essence of the story is their codependency,” Law joked.
“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.”
Producer Susan Downey said of the potential third Sherlock Holmes, “We do think there’s an opportunity to build it out more, to spin off some characters from the third movie.”
She continued, “We definitely have kind of grand schemes and plans and all that, but it takes a lot. It takes a lot of coordination because again, Marvel wasn’t built in a day.”