Jude Law Says We May See A Sherlock Holmes 3 Someday


Anyone remember that other franchise that Robert Downey Jr. was a part of? Anyone? It was called Sherlock Holmes, there were two films and both made a lot of money.  Rumors of Sherlock Holmes 3 have been circulating for awhile now. The project was greenlit before the second Holmes film, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows even came out, but very little has been seen or heard from the production front. It now appears that things are moving again for Sherlock Holmes 3, at least according to one of the major stars.

Jude Law, who plays John Watson in the series, recently talked with Empire about the possibilities of Sherlock Holmes 3.

Here’s what he had to say:

I think [Warner Bros.] wants it, and there’s a lot of want from us as a team. We want it to be better than the other two. We want to make sure it’s smarter and cleverer, but in the same realm … It’s a slow process. We’re all busy. So getting us together to try to nail that has taken a little bit longer than we had hoped. … I hate celebrating anything I’ve done, but I’m so proud of those films. I think it was Joel Silver who said, ‘Take it out of that dusty room and put it on the street’.

So Law seems to think that they will eventually move ahead with the third film. We can probably expect more solid news about that after 2014 and the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Downey Jr. is pretty much locked into Tony Stark for right now.

It would be nice to see Sherlock back on the big screen once more, although we’ve had no lack of him on the small screen. Director Guy Ritchie’s version of Holmes makes him a far more kinetic (and at times slightly bumbling) action star, but Downey Jr.’s portrayal thankfully does not lose the inherent brilliance of the character.

Given that Game of Shadows killed off Holmes’s arch-nemesis Moriarty (we think), chances are that Sherlock Holmes 3 will pick up where that film left off. This means that we can likely expect Colonel Sebastian Moran as the next baddie, if the films in any way adhere to the timeline of the books. My big question is mostly about Irene Adler and what’s going on there, which hopefully the next film will answer.

We’ll keep an eye out for future Sherlock Holmes 3 news and keep you posted when we hear more.

Are you excited about the prospect of Sherlock returning? Let us know in the comments.