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. Made user Jack the Ripper as the next challenge for Sherlock Holmes

    • Jack the Ripper would be an interesting way to go I think. Having said that as infamous as Jack is I think I’d prefer someone(or a group of people) more obscure or completely original. Maybe a different spin or perspective on the ripper other than just a clever serial killer. Jack has had his fair share of fame or infamy and seems to much of an obvious choice. There is certainly intrigue with him I’m not arguing that though. I’m sure it will be a great movie regardless of whom it is anyways.

  2. Jack the Ripper was featured in the 70s Sherlock ‘Murder by Decree Starring Christopher Plummer and James Mason, which centres around a Freemason conspiracy to cover up the Prince of Wales marriage and child by a housemaid.Jared Harris is a brilliant Moriarty and I would love to see him feature in a third installment. In the Conan Doyle return of Sherlock Holmes doesn’t the sniper Moran feature….he escapes in the Game of Shadows and might feature in next movie?

  3. Sooo MANY great comments here that share the same enthusiasm and respect that I have with this new franchise! Like CierraAnn, I find myself watching both these movies dozens of times and it never gets old! I am trying to think beyond SH3, and would prefer Moriarty returns in #4. But as for bringing Rachel back…a huge YES! We should all realize how street smart her character is and would not so easily have fallen for the ol ‘poison in the tea’ trick. In fact…maybe she returns in #4 and earns her revenge by dispatching Mr. Moriarty herself! However it plays out, I believe Warner’s apparent patience to release #3 will prove to be wise with another fine romp in Victorian England! EXCELSIOR!

  4. I would love to see a third move!! I have been a fan of the books and many movie about Sherlock holmes. Please make the third film.

  5. Why did he escaped from the falls? I wish it will appear on the next Sherlock Holmes 3. So please make the third film. Im sure it will be a blockbuster.

  6. I like the rumour that Irene Adler will be returning. I read the books as a very young person, and was pleased with “the woman” story. She’s meant to get away. Not be a victom caught in the cross-fire, or too smart for her own good. On the contrary, she stayed ahead of the game and won.

  7. a third film is a must.these movies are awesome and need to keep going.I hope it happens sooner rather than later. Robert Downey jr and Jude Law make the characters who they are and i cant imagine a better pair to play these characters.

  8. hate iron man love sherlock holmes can not get engough LETS GET GOING ON SHERLOCK

  9. this is my 2nd post as a child when the super hero’s got their frist start. I read them all.
    However,i’m no longer a child and have ” NO interest ” in SUPER HERO,S even though they make a lot of money SUPER HERO,S are dead as far as i’m concern!!!!!
    However sherlock holmes movies,s and pc games draws you in you have to use your brain,and reason trying to figure it out,you really get involved.

    please DON’t let sherlock holmes and doctor watson die! JUDE LAW play,s an excellent docter watson,and I’m happy he is working trying to make the next flim,however i,m
    not getting any younger and don,t know how long i,m going to be around,so the sooner this happens the better it will be.

    “DOWN with the AVENGERS”,which i’m not going watch it.s for children,bring on “SHERLOCK HOLMES AN DOCTOR WATSON”.



  10. i would like to see Rachel McAdams come back. She and Robert have real chemistry. After all, does anybody truly die in the movies?!