Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) has signed on to direct the eagerly anticipated third installment of the Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes franchise. There hasn’t been a film in the franchise since 2011, much to fans’ dismay, but now that Robert Downey Jr. is free from his role as Tony Stark (Iron Man) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they can finally begin work on the third movie. Jude Law will also be reprising his role as sidekick John Watson after he has hopped from various projects, including starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel.
The director has solidified his place in the movie industry with critics impressed with his work following Rocketman, Eddie the Eagle and he also took on the Bohemian Rhapsody project after Bryan Singer was kicked off of it. Since then, Fletcher has taken everything in his stride and is showing great merit as a director – we can’t wait to see what he does with the stylised rendition of Sherlock Holmes. He will be taking over from Guy Ritchie who directed the original and the sequel.
The third movie will also be written by Chris Brancato who wrote Narcos for Netflix.
Even though there hasn’t been much of a clue given to fans about what the story will entail, the hype has already begun to spread as news of the cast and crew continues to open up. Fletcher has proved his directing prowess and alongside award winning actors such as Downey Jr and Jude, it’s set up to make Warner Bros a fair bit of pocket money.
Sherlock Holmes 3 will be released to cinemas on the 21st of December, 2021.