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WB wants to make a Sherlock trilogy, hires a writer for a third installment

10.24.2011

Just about two months before the second Robert Downey, Jr. SHERLOCK HOLMES film, A GAME OF SHADOWS, is set to hit theaters, Warner Bros. is already moving ahead with a third installment, hiring writer Drew Pearce to work on a script. Though he has no finished film projects on his resume, he's also developing IRON MAN 3 with Downey, Jr. and director Shane Black.

While it may seem a bit early to start developing a third film, WB was equally as bullish with SHADOWS, hiring Michele and Kieran Mulroney to write the script three months before the original film was released in 2009.

If we're following the SHERLOCK-every-two-years schedule, that would put SHERLOCK 3 on tap for release in 2013. But given Marvel has already slated IRON MAN 3 for release that same year, that might be a little ambitious.

RDJ has become quite the little franchise machine lately, with the only films on his schedule - AVENGERS, IRON MAN, SHERLOCK HOLMES - part of big-budget franchises. This is all well and good but here's hoping Downey, Jr. takes a step back in the next year or so and does some outside work.

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Source: THR

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4:58AM on 10/25/2011
I loved the first one and looking forward to the next as for a third i will wait and see where the second one takes us. as for a fourth we will all find out oct 2013 if its on the cards
I loved the first one and looking forward to the next as for a third i will wait and see where the second one takes us. as for a fourth we will all find out oct 2013 if its on the cards
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3:33AM on 10/25/2011
Let RDJ do whatever the hell he wants now, how many actors can say they are attached to a comic icon & a literary icon at the same time. The man has earned his stripes.
Let RDJ do whatever the hell he wants now, how many actors can say they are attached to a comic icon & a literary icon at the same time. The man has earned his stripes.
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8:26PM on 10/24/2011
There is great potential for this to be a modern classic trilogy BUT as others have already said, they better stop at three. Sadly, money talks so I doubt they'll stop. Prove me wrong please...
There is great potential for this to be a modern classic trilogy BUT as others have already said, they better stop at three. Sadly, money talks so I doubt they'll stop. Prove me wrong please...
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3:08PM on 10/24/2011
I loved the first one and I'm greatly looking forward to the second, but I'm scared where they could possibly take a third film. Sequels generally use the most popular villain which becomes somewhat circumstantial because how do you follow up with such a great character? I'm hoping Moriarty doesn't bite the dust in Game of Shadows.
I loved the first one and I'm greatly looking forward to the second, but I'm scared where they could possibly take a third film. Sequels generally use the most popular villain which becomes somewhat circumstantial because how do you follow up with such a great character? I'm hoping Moriarty doesn't bite the dust in Game of Shadows.
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1:34PM on 10/24/2011
Great news. Loved the first, and can't wait for the second. Like the previous two posts below me I hope that three is the LAST one and if it's not then I am also afraid this will be the next Pirates franchise.

But Downey Jr. is a very smart movie and I think he would want to only do one more and finish with a great ending. Would love to see them somehow bring back Mark Strong's character for the third go around.
Great news. Loved the first, and can't wait for the second. Like the previous two posts below me I hope that three is the LAST one and if it's not then I am also afraid this will be the next Pirates franchise.

But Downey Jr. is a very smart movie and I think he would want to only do one more and finish with a great ending. Would love to see them somehow bring back Mark Strong's character for the third go around.
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1:18PM on 10/24/2011

Worried this will become another Pirates

Johnny Depp was one of my favorite actors until the "Pirates of the Caribean" franchise made me tire of him. Worried this could do the same to RDJ who's one of the best A-list guys around.
Johnny Depp was one of my favorite actors until the "Pirates of the Caribean" franchise made me tire of him. Worried this could do the same to RDJ who's one of the best A-list guys around.
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10:08AM on 10/24/2011
IF the second one is good, I'd like to see a third one. But ONLY a third one. No forth, fifth, etc. Why aren't there trilogys in Hollywood anymore? Learn to complete a story in three movies, then move on to something else!
IF the second one is good, I'd like to see a third one. But ONLY a third one. No forth, fifth, etc. Why aren't there trilogys in Hollywood anymore? Learn to complete a story in three movies, then move on to something else!
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