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Just last week, Robert Downey Jr. offered an update on the next Sherlock Holmes movie, suggesting that a third film in the series could start filming later this year. Considering the apparent lack of momentum on the project, it sounded unlikely. If nothing else, it sounded like Downey trying to keep people interested in a project that was still nowhere close to existing. After all, the last serious piece of news about the film had arrived in 2011, when Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to work on a screenplay.

However, it seems that he may have been more serious about this than expected, because a new writer has officially boarded Sherlock Holmes 3.

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Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes was one of 2009’s more pleasant surprises, a slick, silly, and surprisingly faithful cinematic re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary “consulting detective.” It’s 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, wasn’t nearly as good, replacing much of the original’s charming bombast with very loud bombast. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the rapport between Robert Downey Jr.‘s insufferable genius investigator and Jude Law‘s put-upon Dr. Watson. I’d be lying again if I said I wouldn’t plunk down the cost of a movie ticket to watch those two bicker and banter one more time.

And while we haven’t heard any solid news about Sherlock Holmes 3 for a few years, Downey Jr. himself says the film is still in development, even hinting that it may shoot later this year.

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‘Snatch’ TV Show Ordered By Crackle

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Crackle is adapting writer-director Guy Ritchie‘s crime comedy, Snatch, for the small screen. The streaming service, hoping to follow in the footsteps of FX’s Fargo, has greenlighted season one of Snatch. Crackle intends on capturing “the spirit of the original film,” while “creating a new world born from the original movie.”

Learn more about the Snatch TV show below.

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Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes is a perfectly enjoyable movie. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law make for a charming Sherlock and Watson, Hans Zimmer‘s playful score is an immense pleasure, and Ritchie’s eye is energetic and stylish enough. While Avatar was killing it at the box-office back in 2009, Sherlock Holmes was also winning over audiences.

How does the film holdup since its release? Just fine, but this “Everything Wrong With Sherlock Holmes in 13 Minutes or Less” points out a few of the conveniences, noticeable leaps in logic, and more.

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King Arthur Delayed

Next summer was meant to bring Guy Ritchie‘s first venture into fantasy with Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, but now Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to push the film back from its original July 22nd, 2016 release date to a release early in 2017 instead. Is the studio no longer confident in the film? Are there problems behind the scenes? The reason for having King Arthur delayed is apparently more of a business decision than anything. Find out more below. Read More »

King Arthur photos

Next month brings Guy Ritchie‘s swinging spy action adventure The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (watch the trailer here), but the Snatch and Sherlock Holmes director is already busy on his next film, in a completely different time period yet again.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is a new telling of the classic monarch legend, a 6th century king who has been said to have defended Britain against Saxon invaders. Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam plays the title role, and now some first look photos have just surfaced, showing off a rather gruff King Arthur and his trusty sword Excalibur.

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It’s really a shame that Man of Steel didn’t give Henry Cavill much room to show off his charm, because as the new trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. shows, he’s got it in spades. The big-screen remake of the ’60s series stars Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo, who’s forced to team with KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to, I don’t know, save the world or something.

The specifics of the plot aren’t important. The key thing is that it offers Cavill and Hammer an excuse to engage in snarky banter, wear sharp suits, drive cool cars, and blow up shiny things. Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Hugh Grant also star. Watch the new The Man From UNCLE trailer, and check out a new poster, after the jump.

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Warner Bros. has lofty ambitions for Knights of the Round Table, with six films planned in all. But every gazillion-dollar franchise begins with a single shot.

Production has just begun on the first Knights of the Round Table film, with Guy Ritchie at the helm and Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur. Today we have our first look from the set, along with the official synopsis from the studio. Take a peek at the Guy Ritchie Knights of the Round Table movie after the jump. Read More »

Man From UNCLE trailer

Henry Cavill took a break from being Superman to be The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie, and now you can see the first footage of him in action. The film features Cavill and Armie Hammer as a pair of unlikely American and Russian spies who work together in the swinging ’60s and the Cold War.

Imagine a spy movie with the action sensibility of Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies, filtered through the visual sense of the first couple seasons of Mad Men and you’ll be in the ballpark. Check out the Man From UNCLE trailer below. Read More »