Sherlock Holmes 3 is an upcoming adventure-mystery film, scheduled for release in 2021. It is third entry in the Sherlock Holmes series starring Robert Downey Jr., and the sequel to 2011 film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson from the previous film. The film will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who will take over from series creator Guy Ritchie.
In May 2018, Warner Bros. announced that a third entry in their Sherlock Holmes series was in pre-production, with a planned release on 25th December, 2020. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law would reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson, with Chris Brancato credited as screenwriter and Joel Silver, Susan Downey and Lionel Wigram returning as producers. Village Roadshow would also return as co-producer. The release date was later pushed back to Christmas 2021 On July 11, 2019, it was announced that Guy Ritchie would not return to direct the third film, and that Dexter Fletcher would replace him.
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