Looks like the mystery of the delayed sequel will take a little longer to resolve, like Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Monday announced that the release of “Sherlock Holmes 3” has been reduced for a year. The still-title-less successor to 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” will now appear in cinemas on December 22, 2021 instead of December 25, 2020.
The first two films – “Sherlock Holmes” from 2009 and “A Game of Shadows” from 2011 – were directed by Guy Ritchie and played Robert Downey Jr. respectively. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson. It is not known whether Downey and Law will return for the third performance.
Producers Susan Downey, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram return to oversee this project, with “Narcos” co-creator Chris Brancato currently connected to write the script. No director has yet been selected for the project; Ritchie recently directed Disney’s upcoming remake of ‘Aladdin’, which will be released in May, and his next film is the crime thriller ‘Bush’, starring Matthew McConaughey, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ breakout Henry Golding and Hugh Grant.
“A Game of Shadows” raised $ 545 million worldwide. Downey won in 2010 a Golden Globe for his work on the first episode of the series, in which Holmes and Law’s Dr. Watson uncover a supernatural plot to expand the British Empire.