Silver Teases More Downey “Sherlock” Films

A few weeks ago whilst out doing promotional rounds for “Captain America: Civil War,” actor Robert Downey Jr. dropped a delightful surprise – that he, Jude Law and Guy Ritchie would be re-teaming for a third outing in their “Sherlock Holmes” film franchise. In fact there was a chance the movie could be shooting by this Fall.

Shortly after came word that James Coyne had been brought onboard to pen a new draft of the script. Now, during promotional rounds for “The Nice Guys,” the franchise’s producer Joel Silver offered more details and indicated that the series is far from over. He tells Collider that it’s all a matter of scheduling:

“It looks like it could happen this fall. Downey said he wants to do it. He’s gotta launch into another Avengers movie, right after the New Year, so we’re trying to get it done. We have a script that we like. Jude [Law] is available and Downey is available, and we’re hoping we can get it done. If it works, great. If not, we’ll do it another time. But, it looks like it could happen now.”

Silver adds that he doesn’t think the new film will be the last sequel:

“I hope [it’s not the last one]. I don’t think so. How many Bond films have they made? As long as there’s a character, we can work with it. It’s not an end story. We can keep going, as long as people want to do it. It’s [the actor’s] call. They have to say, ‘Okay, I’m ready to go.’ I read about them making another Bad Boys. If they want to do it, then you try to get it done.”

Should it follow the pattern of the other films and go according to plan, expect a late 2017 release. The first film was both well-regarded and a commercial success, its 2011 sequel wasn’t as well received but still made an impressive $545 million worldwide.