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Producer confirms script is in the works for a third Sherlock Holmes flick

08.05.2015

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SHERLOCK HOLMES and SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS hit in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and garnered decent reviews and a modest box-office sum. While the world seems more caught up in BBC's iteration featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, producer Lionel Wigram is prepping a third flick, and seems to feel that Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are keen on returning.

Wigram has served as producer on the latter Harry Potter flicks and also Guy Ritchie's output as of late. Aside from SHERLOCK HOLMES, he's also worked with Ritchie on the upcoming MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. as well as KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR. Speaking with IGN, he made it evident that if a third film is to go forward, the story has to be an improvement over the last two.

Producer Lionel Wigram on the status of a third Sherlock Holmes movie:

We’re working on a Sherlock Holmes 3 script. I think we would all love to do one if we could come up with something that really was really going to knock it out of the park and was going to be the best of the three. So we’re working on that – it’s quite hard to do.

Whether or not Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are eager to return:

Very. Very.

Wigram is also producing the upcoming FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, so if a third SHERLOCK comes to fruition, I imagine production wouldn't begin until late 2016. That is, if Robert Downey Jr. has the time to spare from being Iron Man. Either way, I feel pretty lukewarm about the series thus far, but if the cast continues to stay enthusiastic, I'd be down for a third trip to Ritchie's HOLMES universe.

Guy Ritchie's next film, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., hits theaters on August 14, 2015.

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Source: IGN

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11:44AM on 08/06/2015
The first one was pretty good, but the sequel, in one of very few instances, is the better film. Hopefully the rise in quality remains exponential.
The first one was pretty good, but the sequel, in one of very few instances, is the better film. Hopefully the rise in quality remains exponential.
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12:58AM on 08/06/2015
I love the last two movies, though the slo-mo-rewinding thing maybe better left out in the next one. After a while it just got so annoying.
I love the last two movies, though the slo-mo-rewinding thing maybe better left out in the next one. After a while it just got so annoying.
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6:48PM on 08/05/2015
Listen I really enjoyed the first 2 Sherlock Holmes movies & it got me into the character once again, but this just seems like another ship has sailed situation. They had their chance to make this into a trilogy a long time ago & let's see if they can even bring back RDJ, Jude Law & even Guy Ritchie.
Listen I really enjoyed the first 2 Sherlock Holmes movies & it got me into the character once again, but this just seems like another ship has sailed situation. They had their chance to make this into a trilogy a long time ago & let's see if they can even bring back RDJ, Jude Law & even Guy Ritchie.
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3:45PM on 08/05/2015

About time!

These movies don't get enough love - they are awesome fun, and the 2nd movie was much better than, say, Pirates of the Caribbean pt 2 (not to mention 3, 4), partly because of the awesome Jared Harris
These movies don't get enough love - they are awesome fun, and the 2nd movie was much better than, say, Pirates of the Caribbean pt 2 (not to mention 3, 4), partly because of the awesome Jared Harris
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2:53PM on 08/05/2015
Awesome. I really enjoy Downey's more action-centric Holmes in this series. These are more rollicking adventures than true mystery yarns, but they are fun.
Awesome. I really enjoy Downey's more action-centric Holmes in this series. These are more rollicking adventures than true mystery yarns, but they are fun.
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1:49PM on 08/05/2015

YES!

Cannot wait for a third installment in this awesome series.
Cannot wait for a third installment in this awesome series.
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12:41PM on 08/05/2015
Been looking forward to a third and final entry. The first two are loads of fun and the chemistry between Downey Jr and Law are a big, vital reason why. It'll be interesting and exciting to see where they take the story next and who Holmes will go head to head with next. Perhaps bring back McAdam's character as well??
Been looking forward to a third and final entry. The first two are loads of fun and the chemistry between Downey Jr and Law are a big, vital reason why. It'll be interesting and exciting to see where they take the story next and who Holmes will go head to head with next. Perhaps bring back McAdam's character as well??
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1:54PM on 08/05/2015
(Spoilers for those who haven't seen Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows)



You mean, the character who died in the second movie?
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You mean, the character who died in the second movie?
2:11PM on 08/05/2015
She can come back in flashbacks.
She can come back in flashbacks.
5:59PM on 08/05/2015
I rest my case about the Soloist.
I rest my case about the Soloist.
11:09PM on 08/05/2015
In a world filled with mystery, espionage, backstabbing, and plot twists, you really think there's NO CHANCE of her character making a return??? I would not be surprised one bit if she happened to show up again in this next entry.
In a world filled with mystery, espionage, backstabbing, and plot twists, you really think there's NO CHANCE of her character making a return??? I would not be surprised one bit if she happened to show up again in this next entry.
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