It's a sign of confidence in the continuing appeal of Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Guy Ritchie’s take on the world of Sherlock Holmes: Warner Bros. has hired writer Drew Pearce to start cranking out ideas for a third outing for the titular ‘tec.
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It’s another big job for Pearce, who has gone from being largely known for creating and writing ITV superhero sitcom No Heroics to assignments on Iron Man 3 and Marvel’s film adaptation of Runaways. According to Deadline, he’s also done a little writing work on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. We’re guessing his interactions with Downey Jr on the new Iron Man (which Shane Black is co-writing and directing) could be a big reason why he got brought in on Holmes romp.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows will be out on December 16.