Sherlock Holmes 3 is happening

Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey JrThe long-awaited sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows is in the works, with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law set to reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

In a recent interview with Collider, Sherlock Holmes producer Joel Silver confirmed that a third film was coming and that this would not be the last in the series of films about the iconic consulting detective. However, the greatest challenge in putting these films together will undoubtedly be the scheduling, as the stars and director are busy with their own projects.

Robert Downey, Jr. has his commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently appearing in Captain America: Civil War and working on future Avengers movies. Jude Law is busy with the television series The Young Pope, as well as the upcoming film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, a project of Guy Ritchie, the Sherlock Holmes director. Finding time to put together a new Sherlock Holmes film will be tricky but it is definitely part of the plan.

Silver told Collider:

“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.”

Silver also added that there was a possibility of having more sequels beyond this third film, considering the enduring popularity of the characters. He said:

“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.”

Watch this space for the latest news on Sherlock Holmes 3.