Jude Law Says ‘Sherlock Holmes 3′ Is Slowly Moving Forward

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Jude Law Says Sherlock Holmes 3 Is Happening Jude Law Says Sherlock Holmes 3 Is Slowly Moving Forward

With Marvel’s Iron Man 3 earning a billion dollars worldwide, it seems that Hollywood has all but forgotten about Robert Downey Jr.’s other franchise, that of Sherlock Holmes. The actor also known as Tony Stark starred in Guy Ritchie’s 2009 Sherlock Holmes reboot and its 2011 sequel, and Warner Bros. was reportedly so pleased with the second film that the studio greenlit Sherlock Holmes 3 prior to its release.

However, nearly two years have passed since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hit theaters and brought in more than $500 million worldwide. Yet, news on its follow-up has been virtually nonexistent. This could easily be chocked up to Downey’s long-standing involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but where exactly does the third Holmes film stand?

Empire recently spoke with Jude Law – who memorably played the Dr. Watson to Downey’s Holmes – about the current status of the as-yet-untitled Sherlock Holmes 3.

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Here’s what he had to say:

“I think [Warner Bros.] wants it, and there’s a lot of want from us as a team. We want it to be better than the other two. We want to make sure it’s smarter and cleverer, but in the same realm.”

The actor has already met with the studio about the project and appears eager to get back to work on the next entry in the Sherlock Holmes franchise. It’s just a matter of finding the right time to get the film into production and do the franchise justice. Said Law:

“It’s a slow process. We’re all busy. So getting us together to try to nail that has taken a little bit longer than we had hoped. … I hate celebrating anything I’ve done, but I’m so proud of those films. I think it was Joel Silver who said, ‘Take it out of that dusty room and put it on the street’.”

Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films have essentially re-energized – on the big screen, anyway – a character who’s existed in one form or another since the late 19th century, and by that rationale, this latest incarnation has become a massive success. The fact that Law and the rest of the Holmes team sound passionate about the property and aren’t rushing a haphazard film through to production is probably in the best service of the franchise… and the fans.

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Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce is writing the film (though no plot details have thus far been revealed), and it’s expected that Ritchie will return to the director’s chair. However, it’s unclear if any of the series’ other stars – such as Noomi Rapace and Stephen Fry – will reunite with Downey and Law onscreen. A Game of Shadows left the fate of Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) deliberately ambiguous, but considering the character is Holmes’ arch-nemesis in the novels, a return in some capacity is probably more likely than not.

Are you still looking forward to a third Sherlock Holmes adventure? If so, what would you like to see happen in the film? Sound off in the comments.


Stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest details on the as-yet-untitled Sherlock Holmes 3.

Source: Empire

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  1. Yes I am very eager to see the 3rd Sherlock Holmes series.I just want to see the great minded, great detective,great reasoner Sherlock Holmes back on the screen

  2. Good thing is that Sherlock Holmes doesn´t need to be young, Robert Downey Jr can play him in 10, 20 years, no problem.

  3. The first two movies were awesome – better than awesome. They both had great plots, lots of action, wonderful characters. I am glad everyone wants to produce a top-rate third movie for all of us devoted fans to love even more than the first two. I hope the production will start soon!!!

  4. Bring back Irene Adler! She could have faked her death by poison. She and Sherlock are just too great together.

  5. i have been waiting for the 3rd film and hopefully it will happen soon. i know RJ is busy with other films but i must say i like the sherlock holmes films more although the iron man trilogy is good as well.

  6. I love Robt. Downey as Holmes, he’s the only one who plays him as a human being (not easy to do.) But what makes these films for me is Jude Law’s portrayal of Watson – he is the best Watson ever – handsome, smart, equal to Holmes in their repartee, the man of action he is written to be, nobody else plays Watson like this. Jude Law show’s me a Watson who could actually write all these mysteries as well as Conan Doyle did. Love the banter and their playful competitive relationship! You folks really got it right with this one, keep em coming!

  7. It conan Doyle did so many stories it doesn’t have to do with moriaty there so many stories to touch on I love these movies guy Richie has done very well keep them coming

  8. Guy Ritchie’s take on Hound of the Baskerville?

  9. .thing is if your a freak fan of mind games..case is never close. i just want sherlock holmes 3..

  10. Can’t wait for the 3 I have the other 2 can’t wait to see what happens in the 3.love these movie .

  11. you know what all movie is in it self an epic wonder. its a great craftmanship
    i have read many novels of holmes like
    1) valley of fear
    2) return of SH
    so i will like a new start in 3rd one as it has to became another best like first two…and ya i will like to have old cast as included IRENE ADLER….

    • Jesus man, are you sure you’ve read Sherlock Holmes, or any book for that matter? Reading your post was so painful. Good god, go back to school, or at least proof-read your posts. This is why the U.S. is terrible, now. Our average citizen can barely construct a simple sentence. That it, if you’re from the U.S. I guess you could be from anywhere, but I have the sneaking suspicion that you’re one of ours.

  12. The look of the films so far has been amazing. It feels so authentic and the characters are engaging. I hope for many more films in this series for years and years to come. My only minor complaint would be possibly too many fistfighting sequences and too little clever deduction and mystery solving based on clues, but I digress. It’s a wonderful franchise.

  13. I would like to see Holmes and Watson come to the United States. Possibly to chase a criminal from London to Chicago. Or even further West.

    • I would like to see the 3rd. Sherlock Holmes movie go in a slightly different direction. I have read everything I could get my hands on about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, since I was a 10 year old kid. That said, and leaning on all that I have absorbed about the Greatest Sleuth of all time, here’s my idea for number 3. It’s the end of 1892, about a year after Moriartys death. Mr. And Mrs. John Watson have settled into their married lives, Dr.Watson has his private practice, with Mrs Watson caring for their newborn son, James. Sherlock, after sneaking into the Watsons home, camouflaged as the chair, put the question mark after “The End” ? on Watsons typewriter, and left for an extended vacation/rehabilitation in France.
      He shows up at The Watsons house, unannounced one Sunday afternoon for dinner. Both John Watson and Wife are furious at his appearance, and rightfully so. Sherlock convinces them it was necessary to maintain the illusion that he died with Moriarty. He tells them that to make up for what he put them both thru, he booked passage for all of them on a ship to America, then on train from Boston to Chicago, to visit the 1893 Worlds Fair in Chicago, Illinois, known as the Columbian Exposition. While enroute on the train, Holmes happens to read about the disappearance of many young women, who had travelled to Chicago to work at the Fair for the 6 months it would be open. This peaks Holmes curiosity. Little does Sherlock know that he will soon be confronting an evil genius known as H H Holmes!
      Having watched the first two movies, I know the producers, directors and writers could do an excellent job with the “Worlds Fair of 1893″ in Chicago as the background. To me, this could be the best of the three movies.
      But I’ll take whatever they come up with, I loved the first two.

      • Really like your idea of the Chicago World’s Fair, but I’d like to see a throwback to the original stories as well – such as a “Study in Scarlet” or a “Scandal in Bohemia”.

        At any rate, I absolutely love the combination of Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law. I think they play together quite nicely and would love to see a third installment of this adventure.

  14. The first two movies were amazing. Guy richie hit a homerun so very clever. It is key to keep the time period and the layout on how the film was viewed the very same. It is important not to rush greatness also. So very important to have Downey and law no excuses on that period. If these are done right the series could go on and on and on, like the bond movies and go down as some of the best series ever. Amazing detail.

  15. I would love if Holmes finds out that Watson was adopted as an infant…he later discovers that Moriarty is actually Watsons father….Moriarty survived the tumble as well as now more sinister than ever about seeking revenge on Holmes…and what better way than to renew a relationship between father and son…to see if Watson can be lured to a darker side. His marriage is starting to fail due to gambling…he is now becoming more reckless than Holmes…Moriarty vows that he will looks after his sons debts so he can save his marriage…however…it comes with a price…sacrificing his loyalty to Holmes…He forbids to do Moriarty’s evil tasks and is now on the hit list along with Holmes.

  16. These two Sherlock movies are my all time favorite movies!!! Brilliant. So fun, artistic, clean and cleaver. Please, please keep them coming.

    A suggestion for the third movie: I don’t think it is necessary to have the villain’s ambition be to take over the world, as was the case in the last two movies. Too many movies are about world domination, a bit too over dramatic for me. Maybe just focus in on a local villain in London who wants to take over the water supply for some evil purpose.

  17. Please bring back Irene!! She is far too important to be killed off in that way, plus Holmes isn’t himself with out her.

  18. Any new Holmes movie with Downey and law is worth seeing. Hope they do it soon!,,,,,,

  19. Yes, bring adler back have it to where holmes gave her an antidote to the poison moriarty gave her and she puts it in her glass and fakes her death just as planned. Sherlock is just that smart to know that moriarty had a meeting with her and that he was going to kill her but as usual sherlock is always one step ahead.

  20. Sherlock holmes is one of my favorite movies. I never get tired of seeing them and look forward to the 3rd installment. Great movie, action, acting. Just love Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

  21. I am hoping to watch Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in this series for YEARS to come! It’s so perfect for them both and roles that can so easily age with them. Eagerly awaiting the next release!!!

  22. With Adler out of the picture and the possible return of Holmes arch enemy, I dont for see a return for her. Thus the next movie should display a mixture of action and a hint of romance. Or….. Rewind back to a story line of how Holmes and Adler met beings how that has been put in suspense. But with the choice of actors and director, there is no doubt that the creativeness of the next movie will be anything less then extraordinary.

  23. I LOVE these films! It’s too bad money wins out when movies of this quality are pushed to the side. I don’t care what happens as long as it does. I hope Guy Ritchie continues to direct and Stephen Fry comes back as well. I would like to see Irene Adler make some sort of appearance as she was also pretty tricky when it came to disappearing and reappearing.

  24. We are waiting of sherlock holme’s next movie to be released in india…..
    Expecting to be release soon…

  25. I want to see sherlock 3 ….i can’t waiiittttt

  26. Yes yes yes pleas! I am highly anticipated for the third sequel of Sherlock Holmes! I’m expecting of a better plot stories, unpredictable and sharp observation. I am still hoping Guy Ritchie will direct because no other can make Sherlock Holmes as better than him.

  27. I think Irene Adler could have faked her death. She knew what M was capable of so I’m sure she took precautions.

  28. Would love to see the return of Irene Adler, who perhaps faked her own demise knowing of Moriartys’ plan.