Sherlock Holmes 3 Director

Guy Ritchie gave new life to Sherlock Holmes with two films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the mystery solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. But the third installment will be in the hands of someone else.

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has been hired to helm Sherlock Holmes 3, which is slated for release in December 2021, 10 years after Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hit theaters. Read More »

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There have been no clues to indicate Sherlock Holmes 3 is anywhere close to ready to start shooting, so you don’t have to be the world’s greatest detective to deduce that the film was unlikely to make its Christmas 2020 release date. As a result, Warner Bros. has pushed the Robert Downey Jr. sequel back an entire year, to December 2021. That will make it the first entry in the franchise in ten years, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows having been released in 2011.

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(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part two of his investigation. Part one can be read right here.)

Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinating creation on the page and rarely less captivating on the screen despite the varied nature of his incarnations over the years.

If we consider both feature-length film and television movies (those 60 minutes or longer), there are roughly 110 adaptations and original adventures that have been produced since the early 20th century. Seeing them all is impossible as one or two have been lost to the ravages of time, but even in today’s age of worldwide internet access seeing the remainder is just as unlikely. Believe me, I tried, but with the time and resources allotted, I’ve had to call it quits at 70. The missing films consist mostly of non-English adaptations I was unable to find subtitled (or at all) and a handful of TV movies that remained elusive and out of my reach.

As mentioned, the beauty of Holmes on screen is often in the varied forms he takes. They range from the casual to the intense, the anti-social to the fun-loving, and the prick-ish to the unmistakably human, and everyone’s bound to have their own favorite performer in the role. Some prefer portrayals in line with Doyle’s writings while others are open to performances that a bit more flexible, and someone somewhere is still probably pining for a Nicholas Rowe/Alan Cox reunion.

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(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part one of his investigation. Part two will run on Monday.)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinating creation on the page and rarely less captivating on the screen despite the varied nature of his incarnations over the years.

If we consider both feature-length film and television movies (those 60 minutes or longer), there are roughly 110 adaptations and original adventures that have been produced since the early 20th century. Seeing them all is impossible as one or two have been lost to the ravages of time, but even in today’s age of worldwide internet access, seeing the remainder is just as unlikely. Believe me, I tried, but with the time and resources allotted, I’ve had to call it quits at 70. The missing films consist mostly of non-English adaptations I was unable to find subtitled (or at all) and a handful of TV movies that remained elusive and out of my reach.

As mentioned, the beauty of Holmes on screen is often in the varied forms he takes. They range from the casual to the intense, the anti-social to the fun-loving, and the prick-ish to the unmistakably human, and everyone’s bound to have their own favorite performer in the role. Some prefer portrayals in line with Doyle’s writings while others are open to performances that a bit more flexible, and someone somewhere probably thinks Larry Hagman nailed it in his failed pilot from the 1970s.

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Holmes and Watson Trailer

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have teamed up in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby to riotous laughter. Can they do it all again as the most iconic detective duo of all time?

Holmes and Watson finds Ferrell and Reilly playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson in a comedic take on the literary pair created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  The two are back to their goofy antics, this time all the over in jolly old England, and as you can imagine, things get a little out of hand. Read More »

sherlock holmes 3 plot details

The game’s afoot yet again as Sherlock Holmes 3 enters development. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return yet again as Holmes and Watson, embarking on yet another mystery that will likely involve abundant scenes shot in slow motion.

While specifics of the new film are still being sleuthed out, Jude Law dropped some potential Sherlock Holmes 3 plot details that play up the codependency between Holmes and Watson.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Tom Hardy says he’s contracted for three Venom movies, so hopefully he’ll get to repeat that “Turd in the wind” line two more times.
  • Train to Busan sequel is in the works.
  • BOO!!!! TIME FOR A LOUD NEW NUN TEASER!! BANG CLANG BOOM!
  • Hear a super-quick snippet of John Carpenter’s new Halloween score.
  • Goosebumps 2 has a new trailer.
  • Robert Downey Jr. teases Sherlock Holmes 3.
  • Michael Stuhlbarg says Luca Guadagnino really wants to make that Call Me By Your Name sequel.
  • Learn all about one of the new Fantastic Beasts locations.

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It has been seven years since we last saw Robert Downey Jr on the big screen as detective Sherlock Holmes, but Warner Bros has finally announced Sherlock Holmes 3 for Christmas 2020. Both stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are on board to reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson respectively. Hit the jump to learn more about the Sherlock Holmes 3 release date.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Robert Downey Jr. still wants a third Sherlock Holmes movie to happen
  • Author R.L. Stine reveals the official title of Goosebumps 2
  • Karl Urban has some thoughts about when Star Trek 4 is going to begin filming
  • Karen Gillan‘s hopes for Jumanji 3
  • All that and more!

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Iron Man may be Robert Downey Jr.‘s most famous role, but you may recall that it’s not his only ongoing franchise about an arrogant genius. He’s also the star of Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes movies — not to be confused with BBC One’s Sherlock TV series, which features a different Marvel actor as the famed detective.

The Sherlock Holmes franchise was put on hold for a bit while Downey was busy with Marvel, but now Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward again with an entire writers’ room at its disposal. Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Justin Malen (Baywatch), and Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden) are all on board to help write the next (but probably not last) installment of the series.  Read More »