“Sherlock Holmes 3 with RDJ and Johnny Depp as main villain”: Guy Ritchie’s Young Sherlock Holmes Series With Hero Fiennes Tiffin Gets Massive Backlash

Guy Ritchie is set to direct a new Sherlock Holmes TV series starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin for Amazon.

Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes
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  • Guy Ritchie is now set to direct another project surrounding Sherlock Holmes with the English actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin.
  • The Amazon series is described as an origin story for Sherlock Holmes as he navigates his first-ever case.
  • Fans have shared their disagreement with the TV series moving ahead without any substantial updates on the third film.
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Guy Ritchie is now set to direct another project surrounding the iconic character Sherlock Holmes with the English actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin. The filmmaker previously directed two Sherlock Holmes films, starring Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role alongside Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. There have also been discussions surrounding a third film in the series.

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Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes | Credit: IMDb

And the announcement of a new TV series with Fiennes Tiffin has stirred a significant backlash, with fans expressing their desire for a third movie with Downey Jr. returning to the lead role, potentially alongside Johnny Depp as the antagonist.

Amazon Greenlit a Sherlock Holmes TV Series With Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Amazon Prime Video has recently announced an eight-episode TV series based on Andy Lane’s Young Sherlock Holmes novels with Hero Fiennes Tiffin taking on the lead role. Guy Ritchie will be directing the series along with serving as an executive producer for the show.

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Guy Ritchie on the set of Sherlock Holmes movies | Credits: Warner Bros. Picture

Matthew Parkhill has joined the show as the writer and showrunner, along with serving as an executive producer alongside Ritchie. The filmmaker has shared that the series will follow his journey to become the genius investigator while exploring the new version of the character. As per Variety, he said,

In ‘Young Sherlock’ we’re going to see an exhilarating new version of the detective everyone thinks they know in a way they’ve never imagined before — We’re going to crack open this enigmatic character, find out what makes him tick, and learn how he becomes the genius we all love.

The Amazon series is described as an action-packed origin story of one of the most iconic literary characters, as he navigates a murder mystery at Oxford University as his first-ever case, and uncovers a globe-trotting conspiracy that alters the course of his life.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare | Credit: IMDb
Hero Fiennes Tiffin in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare | Credit: IMDb

The series will mark Fiennes Tiffin’s reunion with Ritchie, who previously collaborated with the filmmaker on the 2024 film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The actor is also known for playing young Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter film series, along with movies like The Woman King, The Loneliest Boy in the World, First Love, and After.

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Fans Demand Sherlock Holmes 3 With Robert Downey Jr. And Johnny Depp

Starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role, the Sherlock Holmes films were a huge success and have left fans looking forward to a third installment even over a decade after the first film’s release. The movie has been constantly delayed due to multiple factors.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in a still from Sherlock Holmes
A still from Sherlock Holmes | Credit: IMDb

However, Susan Downey has shared that it is a priority for the Oscar-winning actor. As the news for the new TV series broke out, fans took to X(Twitter) to share their disagreement with the TV series moving ahead without any substantial updates on the third film.

They have also expressed a strong preference for a sequel featuring Johnny Depp as the villain alongside Downey Jr. Rumors suggest that Downey Jr. is keen to cast his friend Johnny Depp as the antagonist, Charles Augustus Magnussen, a wealthy businessman and one of Sherlock’s opponents.

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“Sherlock Holmes 3 with RDJ and Johnny Depp as main villain,” one fan said. Despite their long-standing friendship, Downey Jr. and Depp have never appeared in a movie together. The possibility of Depp joining the film series has fans excited about the potential for a thrilling sequel.

Sherlock Holmes movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.