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….

  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.