SHERLOCK HOLMES 3 Is Looking to Shoot This Fall and There May Be More Sequels
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films have been a blast to watch. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law have brought the characters of Holmes and Watson to life in a very fresh and enjoyable way. Plus, I've always dug Ritchie's directing style. There's a third film on the way, and according to producer Joel Silver, they are looking to start shooting it this coming fall. During an interview with Collider, Silver was asked about the next installment of the franchise, and this is what he had to say:
“It looks like it could happen this fall. Downey said he wants to do it. He’s gotta launch into another Avengers movie, right after the New Year, so we’re trying to get it done. We have a script that we like. Jude [Law] is available and Downey is available, and we’re hoping we can get it done. If it works, great. If not, we’ll do it another time. But, it looks like it could happen now.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was the last film that was released, and that was back in 2011. The third film has been in development since that film was released. Matching up everybody’s schedule to actually do it has proven to be challenging, but it sounds like everything is coming together since Downey Jr. seems to have some free time in his schedule opening up. In case you’re wondering, if this third film would close out a trilogy, the answer is no. Silver plans on keeping the franchise alive beyond part three. He says:
“I hope [it’s not the last one]. I don’t think so. How many Bond films have they made? As long as there’s a character, we can work with it. It’s not an end story. We can keep going, as long as people want to do it. It’s [the actor’s] call. They have to say, ‘Okay, I’m ready to go.’ I read about them making another Bad Boys. If they want to do it, then you try to get it done.”
That's great to hear. I imagine we’ll have to wait another few years before we see a fourth film happen, though. The initial script for part three was written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and was recently reworked by James Coyne. Ritchie is currently in post-production on Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and if everything goes as planned then Sherlock Homes 3 will be his next project.