Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed its third “Sherlock Holmes 3” film by a year, the studio announcing a new December 21st 2021 release date.
Originally announced last May that it was targeting a Christmas Day 2020 release with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprising the roles of the famed British detective and sidekick Dr. Watson.
The new date means the film will open a full decade after the previous sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” opened in cinemas and grossed $545.4 million at the worldwide box office.
Guy Ritchie helmed the first two films but no director is yet attached to the new one which Chris Brancato penned the script for. Susan Downey, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram are producing.
“Sherlock Holmes 3” will also open five days after Cameron’s “Avatar 3” and on the same day as Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 4”.