Sherlock Holmes 3 Will Be Set Years After Game of Shadows, Says Jude Law

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by Ben Travis |
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It was 2011 when Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law last stepped into the roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in Guy Ritchie-directed sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. But with the BBC’s Sherlock now seemingly on the back-burner and Downey potentially more readily available post-Avengers 4, it was recently confirmed that the series is coming back for an unexpected third film, with the original cast in tow.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Law teased the direction for the threequel – and it looks set to address the considerable time gap. “We hope to propel the story forward,” he said. “As always, the essence of the story is their codependency. We’re going to examine — since it’s been several years since we’ve seen them — we’re going to play up the fact that they haven’t seen each other for a long time either.”

With the film currently penned in for a December 2020 release, nine years on from A Game of Shadows, it’s currently unknown who will direct. Ritchie helmed both previous films, and with his live action Aladdin for Disney now in post-production, our powers of deduction are telling us that he could realistically return to complete a trilogy. But then again, we’re not Sherlock Holmes. Stay tuned.

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