Get ready to witness Sherlock Holmes back in action, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are all set to team up once again for Sherlock Holmes 3. Warner Bros confirmed that the long-awaited third part of Sherlock Holmes would be releasing on Dec 25, 2020.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows released on December 13, 2011. However, the first Sherlock Holmes movie came out on December 25, 2009.
Sherlock Holmes 3 will be the extension of the Game of Shadows. And will be the continuation of the series of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solving cases and captivating mysteries. Both Robert Downey Jr(as Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law(as Dr. Watson) have partnered together in the past two installments and are excited to take part for the third one. Guy Ritchie has directed the first two movies which grossed 1 billion dollars worldwide (both combined). The two films together had a production budget was 215 million dollars.
Sherlock Holmes: All During the Development Stage
Many writers were consulted for writing the script of Sherlock Holmes 3. The writers Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Justin Malen (Paramount’s Baywatch), Gary Whitta (Walt Disney’s Rogue One), Geneva Dworet-Robertson (MGM and WB’s Tomb Raider reboot) and Kieran Fitzgerald (Oliver Stone’s Snowden) all came together in late 2016 to discuss about Sherlock Holmes 3.
Since then for two years, the script was stuck in development. But the project is finally about to get started. Right now the Warner Bros is busy in the pre-production stage of the film. At present, the two actors are busy with their schedules. Robert Downey Jr is back on the sets of Avengers 4: End Game and the shooting is about get wrapped up soon.
Sherlock Holmes VS Professor Moriarty
The epic clash between Professor Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes from the Game of Shadows is still fresh in the memories of fans. In the last part, Sherlock successfully stops Professor Moriarty from starting a war in Europe. To save Watson and his wife from any other evil plans of Professor Moriarty, Sherlock sacrifices himself. Sherlock and Moriarty fall off a balcony into the Reichenbach falls and were dead. Watson conducts an emotional funeral. And the whole world believed that the great detective Sherlock Holmes is dead.
Watson was at his office and completing his memoir. He was about to leave for his honeymoon he gets a package which contains Mycroft’s(Sherlock Holme’s Brother) breathing device. Watson gets a quick hint that Sherlock might still be alive and goes after the deliveryman to inquire him.
Meanwhile, in the office, it is shown that Sherlock hides in the lounge chair in one of his deceiving suits. Sherlock gets to the memoir which Watson was earlier typing and edits the line “The End” yo “The End?”
Fans were all left with many questions like how did Sherlock survive the fall? Is Moriarty still alive? And if so what will be his plans? These questions are haunting the fans for almost seven years, and we are going to get all the answers soon.
Sherlock Holmes 3: What Could be the New Mystery?
Some theories suggest that if Holmes is still alive, then Moriarty would also be back. Or it may follow the track of the famous Sherlock TV Series where Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman play the characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The TV series had four seasons, and in the 4th season, it was revealed that there was a mastermind behind Professor Moriarty. And this happens to be Sherlock’s psychologically disordered yet ingenious sister. Many fans suggest that there are chances that the Sherlock Holmes 3 might follow in this direction.
Sherlock Holmes 3: This Time Its Even Bigger
Fans have to wait for another year to find out what happens and how the story turns out. But fans can get some clue about the storyline from Jude Law’s statement. In one of his interviews when Jude Law was asked about what Sherlock Holmes 3 story will actually be.
He said the essence of the story is the codependency between Sherlock and Watson. It’s been several years for both actors to share the screen together. The plot will include a time jump and play up the fact that they haven’t seen each other for a long time.
His reply hinted that storyline would be in such a way that Holmes and Watson have come back together after some possible break between them. And they get in action to solve a new mystery.
Since the official announcement of the release date has made fans excited and a teaser or even promotional photos are expected to happen soon.
RDJ’s and Jude Law’s: Upcoming projects
Meanwhile, fans can witness Robert Downey Jr in Avengers: End Game and Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts sequel. Jude Law also has two big movies coming up next year. He played the iconic role of the young Albus Dumbledore in the movie Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald. Moreover, he will be playing the character of the superhero Mar-Vell a.k.a. Walter Lawson in Captian Marvel.
There’s no official confirmation that Guy Ritchie will be directing Sherlock Holmes 3. He is rumored to be returning to direct the next installment. But right now Guy Ritchie is busy with Disney’s Live action remake of Aladdin to be released next year. The co-creator of Netflix’s Narcos Chris Brancato is lined up to write the script for Sherlock Holmes 3. His other notable works are X-Files and Beverly Hills 90210.
With exciting new movies lined up for Christmas 2020, fans will be busy with two most awaited movies Avatar 2 (December 18) and Sherlock Holmes 3 (December 25) releasing with a week difference. Stay tuned for more updates.