Downey Jr. will return as the title character, earning a likely gargantuan post-Avengers paycheque; Jude Law will also return as Watson, earning a slightly less-gargantuan post-Fantastic Beasts paycheque.
It's been seven years since Guy Ritchie's second Sherlock Holmes movie, and it's just been announced that a three-quel is on the way.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. announced that a third Sherlock Holmes movie starring Downey Jr. will be released on December 25, 2020, 11 years after the release of the first Sherlock Holmes.
The as-yet untitled "threequel" will follow 2009's Sherlock Holmes and 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, both of which cleaned up at the box office and made a third movie look like a certainty. More details to come as the film moves closer to production. Combined, the first two films grossed net worth of 1 billion dollars. As of yet, there's no word on if director Guy Ritchie will return behind the camera, but we imagine he will. Hopefully, we will hear some positive news on this soon. So either Warner Bros is really confident that this franchise is popular enough to complete with Cameron's big blockbuster or they probably believe like most of us, that Cameron will simply delay the film yet again as his perfectionist filming style takes over. The other film, which is now filming, is "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle", in which Downey Jr. will be seen playing a character who can speak to animals.