Various updates on the progress of Sherlock Holmes 3 were provided over the years, and in May 2018, Warner Bros. stated that it will be released in 2020. In 2019, Dexter Fletcher was announced as the film’s director, after Guy Ritchie’s two previous Sherlock Holmes films. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, halted the project, and it has been in development hell since then.
However, we indeed have a piece of good news for all the fans. The anticipated Sherlock Holmes 3 has received a positive update from director Dexter Fletcher. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law have both been confirmed to return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the third movie, obviously, since it wouldn’t be the same without their bromance.
Dexter Fletcher says Sherlock Holmes 3 ‘has to be made’
Fletcher expressed his optimism for a Sherlock Holmes 3 in an interview with Collider. While the filmmaker admits that he doesn’t have any precise schedules or updates on the film’s development, he is aware that viewers are anticipating it. Fletcher owes the success of the production to “all the right people being in the right place at the right time,” and expects that time will come back over again.
“The pandemic derailed it. I do think it will get made. I think it has to be made. I don’t know what the timeline of that is, unfortunately, but I believe it should be. It’s fantastic. I think it’s about all the right people being at the right place, at the right time. I think it’s that. It’s one of those cruel twists of fate, where the pandemic hit and that scattered people around the world to the wind. But I know that the appetite is huge for it, and I’m sure there are other people acutely aware of that as well. But I believe it should be because it’s brilliant. I very much hope so.”
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Despite the fact that the development of Sherlock Holmes 3 was initially announced 11 years ago, Fletcher is definitely optimistic that the film will be done, which is a piece of great news considering the extreme delays. With Sherlock Holmes 3’s release date still set for December 22, 2021, and no fresh information on the film’s status, it’s hard to tell about the film’s release. With so much of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original writings remaining to be explored, a third film provides a plethora of story possibilities and will undoubtedly be an interesting sequel.
Source – Collider