It’s been seven years since Guy Ritchie’s second Sherlock Holmes movie, and it’s just been announced that a three-quel is on the way. Deadline reports that Sherlock Holmes 3 will arrive on Christmas Day in 2020, so synchronize your watches. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will reprise their roles as Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively, but it’s unknown if Ritchie, the franchise’s founding director, will return for a third time. Who could have foreseen when Downey Jr.’s Holmes broke out in 2009 that the character would threaten to outlast Iron Man?
Jude Law as Dr. James Watson and Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Photo: Daniel Smith/ 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.