It's elementary my dear Dexter, you must direct. Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody director Dexter Fletcher is set to direct the third instalment of the Sherlock Holmes film series starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. According to Variety, the director will take over the duties of Guy Ritchie who directed the first two films in the franchise. So far, the only two actors confirmed to appear are Downey Jr as the world's greatest detective and Jude Law as his sidekick, Doctor Watson. Other possible returnees for the film include Chernobyl star Jared Harris as Holmes' nemesis Professor James Moriarty, Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes, and Kelly Reilly as Watson's wife Mary Morstan. It is unlikely that Rachel McAdams will return as Irene Adler, given the small fact that she was killed off in the previous film, A Game of Shadows.
Now that Downey Jr has permanently retired as Iron Man/Tony Stark following the events of Avengers Endgame, it seems it is finally time for him to pick up that magnifying glass again. He will also be appearing in the reboot of Doctor Dolittle, which is also in development. Jude Law's future in the MCU is less certain, having appeared as the villainous Kree warrior Yonn-Rogg in this year's billion-dollar hit Captain Marvel.
We would expect to see him return in the inevitable sequel as his character was left alive at the film's conclusion. Sherlock Holmes 3 is released in cinemas on December 22, 2021. Are you pleased that Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law will be returning for Sherlock Holmes 3?Read More