Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures announced Monday that Sherlock Holmes 3 will be released on December 25, 2020.
Downey stars as the iconic British detective in the film series, while Law plays his famous sidekick, Dr. John Watson. Both actors will be reprising their roles in the sequel. No word yet on whether or not Guy Ritchie, who directed the first two films, will be returning to helm the third outing.
Both Downey and Law have said for years to the press that a third film was in development. Now that Downey is done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe come next year’s Avengers 4, Warner Bros. finally pulled the trigger.
With a script by Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato, Sherlock Holmes 3 will hit theaters nine years after its last sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, debuted in December 2011. Shadows went on to earn $545 million at the worldwide box office. Sherlock Holmes released in December 2009, earning $524 million worldwide. Joel Silver, Susan Downey, and Lionel Wigram are returning as producers.
Last we saw of the mystery-solving duo, Sherlock Holmes grabbed Professor Moriarty and threw them both over the balcony and into the Reichenbach Falls below, seemingly killing both in the process. Though as we later find out, Detective Holmes survived the fall, and proceeded to hide in Dr. Watson’s office. Holmes reveals himself to the audience after Watson exits, leaving the door open for more adventures down the line.
Sherlock Holmes 3 is scheduled to open days after the December 18 opening of James Cameron’s Avatar 2. Also opening on December 25 that year is Illumination’s Sing 2.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly