It has been almost a decade since the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and a lot of people were excited when it was finally announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be coming back for a third movie. What's bad news is, it looks like the film has halted production indefinitely.
Talking to Celebrity Catch Up Podcast (via Geek Vibes Nation), director Dexter Fletcher has shared that the film has opted to wait out the pandemic before moving further forward.
We don't really know what's in store for the third Sherlock Holmes film, but RDJ himself had shared that he wanted to try and build a cinematic universe around it. No offense to him, but a lot of people, myself included, don't think it's a great idea, and it feels like another Dark Universe waiting to happen. At best, they should really just figure out who holds the rights to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen property and try to make a reboot out of that without relying too much on building a shared universe.
Admittedly, outside of the MCU, RDJ has not been having such a great run at any of his films. While he is no doubt a fantastic actor, his only non-MCU films since 2014 have been Chef, The Judge, and Dolittle, the last one doing poorly in the box office. Either RDJ needs to get a new agent, or he should just select his movies better in the future.
Sherlock Holmes 3 was set to come out on Dec. 22, 2021, but regarding Fletcher's comments, we could be looking at a significant delay.
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