‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Is Reportedly Still A “Priority” For Robert Downey Jr.

Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. are in very different places in their careers. Ritchie, whose most recent film The Covenant is in theaters now, has been working at a rapid clip with multiple projects in the works, including a sequel to Disney’s Aladdin. Downey has been very selective since his Marvel exit, although he’s part of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer ensemble. But what about Ritchie and Downey’s Sherlock Holmes franchise? Will the two ever come together to get that long-awaited sequel off the ground?

According to Downey’s wife and producing partner, Susan Downey, Sherlock Holmes 3 remains “a priority.”  She told TheWrap…

Well, here’s what I can tell you, and Amanda (Burrell, producing partner) can attest to this. Prior to this, we had lunch together with Robert, the three of us. And it was a very specific topic of conversation. So yes, it is in the hopper. We’re going to do it when it’s right, with the right people, but it is a priority for the company and a priority for Robert.”

It has been twelve years since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and talk of a sequel has gone on ever since. The film was announced in 2018 for a 2019 release, then was pushed back a couple of years only to be slammed by COVID-19. Of course, working out schedules between Downey, Ritchie, and Jude Law has been an issue, as well. The question is whether people are still eager to see these movies continue after so long?

Travis Hopson
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