We got two films in quick succession in 2009 and 2011, but since then Warner Bros. Pictures hasn’t seemed to be keen to move forward on a third entry in the Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law-led “Sherlock Holmes” franchise.
With director Guy Ritchie returning to cinemas next week with his “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” adaptation, his go to producer/writer partner Lionel Wigram recently spoke with IGN about the status of a third “Holmes” and it seems the film is still in the works:
“We’re working on a Sherlock Holmes 3 script. I think we would all love to do one if we could come up with something that really was really going to knock it out of the park and was going to be the best of the three. So we’re working on that – it’s quite hard to do.”
Wigram say both Downey and Law are “very, very” interested in returning to the roles of Holmes and Watson respectively, but the team wants a strong story to be in place before committing to the film. Ritchie is currently directing the first of a proposed series of “King Arthur” movies starring Charlie Hunnam.