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“It’s been over 10 years now”: Another Star Wants to Return for Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes 3 as Johnny Depp Villain Rumors Intensify

Another Star Wants to Return for Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes 3 as Johnny Depp Villain Rumors Intensify

Robert Downey Jr has impressed the audience by bringing Marvel’s popular comic character, Iron Man to life. While fans desperately await some multiverse trick to bring him back to the MCU, the actor has continued to strengthen his craft with other roles that hold similar significance. One such character is Sherlock Holmes which he portrayed in two movies.

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr

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Having made his debut as the smart detective in the 2009 movie, Sherlock Holmes, he reprised the role in its follow-up sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011. Since then, there have been many rumors cooking up about a third sequel with fans anticipating its arrival. 

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Given that the actor has already confirmed its development, his co-star, Eddie Marson has expressed an active interest in reuniting with Downey Jr. again. 

Eddie Marson Wants to Work in Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes 3

Eddie Marson and Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Eddie Marson and Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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In an interview with, Eddie Marson talked about a potential third installment in the Sherlock Holmes series. For the unversed, Marson played Inspector Lestrade in both Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Stating whether he has been approached for a potential movie in Sherlock Holmes saga, he replied, 

“I don’t know. I keep hearing, I just did a movie with Jude[Law], and neither – no one’s approached either of us.”

He further talked about the intense rumors that continued to stay prominent in the entertainment world regarding Sherlock Holmes 3. 

“I don’t know, they keep talking about it and talking about it and it’s been 10, I think it’s been over 10 years, 12 years now. I don’t know. I don’t know. I hope so … hope so.”

He praised his period flick co-star, Jude Law for his performance and further added that he would be down to reprise his role in the third movie. 

“I think I think Jude was fantastic. I’d be up for doing another one so we’ll see.” 

With the War House actor showing a genuine interest in getting back together with Robert Downey Jr, it is surely gonna add much charm since another popular actor is making headlines to get associated with the film series. 

Johnny Depp is Rumoredly in Talks for Antagonist Role in Sherlock Holmes 3

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp was rumoredly in talks for an antagonist role in the potential third installment. That revelation regarding the Donnie Brasco actor allegedly in the running for a significant role in the upcoming cinematic spectacle has created a major buzz on the Internet.

Ever since Amber Heard’s controversial defamation trial, where she faced off against her former husband, speculations abound that Downey Jr. has eyes to cast Depp in the forthcoming action flick via NewsBytes.

However, the project remains on hold, leaving audiences in suspense regarding Depp’s potential involvement. As enthusiasts eagerly await official confirmation and additional insights into the film’s ensemble and storyline, the mere prospect of Depp becoming part of the Sherlock Holmes universe has sparked a real surge of enthusiasm and intrigue within the fans.

While one awaits further updates, one can stream the previous movies on the Roku channel.

Source:, NewsBytes

Written by Priya Sharma

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