Guy Ritchie talks about ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’; says Robert Downey Jr. is ‘in charge of the script’!
Writer-director Guy Ritchie who is famous for works like Sherlock Holmes film (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) recently talked about the possibility of a third installment to the franchise in an interview with Collider’s Steven Weintraub. In the interview, Weintraub asked Ritchie if “that time has come and gone,” for the third outing and if not will it be made in the future. Responding to the question, Ritchie said the future of the third outing lies solely on Robert Downey Jr.
“Well, honestly, I left this up to Robert [Downey Jr.]. So Robert wanted to be in charge of this. The ball’s in his court, so he’s in charge of the script, he’s in charge of the whole thing. I’ve moonwalked out of that until there’s a time for me to get involved,” Ritchie said.
Meanwhile, last year Downey also said he was planning to further continue his Sherlock Holmes franchise. He was financing multiple Sherlock Holmes spinoffs for HBO Max, however, it wasn’t confirmed whether or not he will act on any of the spinoffs. Also, director Dexter Fletcher, who was previously announced to direct the threequel believes that Sherlock Holmes 3 will be made at some point, despite the pandemic halting such plans indefinitely.
“I do think it will get made,” he previously said in a statement. “I think it has to be made. I don’t know what the timeline of that is, unfortunately, but I believe it should be. It’s fantastic. I think it’s about all the right people being at the right place, at the right time. I think it’s that. It’s one of those cruel twists of fate, where the pandemic hit and that scattered people around the world to the wind. But I know that the appetite is huge for it, and I’m sure there are other people acutely aware of that as well. But I believe it should be because it’s brilliant. I very much hope so.”