Sherlock Holmes fans have had it rough over the last few years. The fifth season of BBC’s Sherlock has been up in the air since the fourth aired in 2017. And, for a while, it seemed like the only Holmes-related content we’d be getting would be last year’s Holmes & Watson.
Well, Holmes-heads rejoice because that long-gestating Sherlock Holmes 3 film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law looks like it’s finally happening. Variety is reporting that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is set to take over from Guy Ritchie, who directed the first two films in the franchise.
Robert Downey Jr.’s take on the character was a hit with audiences, making over $1 billion worldwide across both films. (That may not seem like much anymore but it’s more than enough motivation to keep the franchise alive.) Critically, the films weren’t home runs but Ritchie’s direction mixed with the chemistry of Downey and Law was more than enough to carry the first two films.
The still-untitled threequel was originally supposed to hit theaters next Christmas but, Warner Bros recently bumped it to December 21st, 2020. The film will reportedly take place in Old-West San Francisco.