One of the big stars of Captain America: Civil War, Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man and one of the biggest movie stars on the planet) recently spoke on the possibility of a third Sherlock Holmes. Despite his busy filming schedule he confirmed that there are currently talks for the next installment. Shortly following his statement, an announcement broke that James Coyne (Vikingdom) has been hired to rewrite the script for the third film. Check out the full report below.
Earlier this week during his press tour for Captain America: Civil War. RDJ was asked about the possibility of a third Sherlock Holmes film and offered this statement (via \Film):
“We’re talking about it right now. We can do some preliminary stuff.”
“If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole [movie] done in a week. When we’re making those Sherlock movies it is off the hook. [So] we’ll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m so excited about it.”
While it was good news for fans of the first two movies, an actor stating that “we’re talking about the movie” is fairly commonplace and does not guarantee that there’s any real movement on the project. However, in this case where there’s smoke there’s fire. Deadline is reporting that following that statement from RDJ, Warner Bros. has revealed that James Coyne (Vikingdom) has been hired to rewrite Drew Pearce’s script for a follow-up to 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. While nothing has been confirmed, it is safe to assume that if the script is good (and schedules permit) Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law and Guy Ritchie will all be back for the third installment.
Are you excited about the prospect of a third Sherlock Holmes movie? I will keep you updated on any new developments on this project.