Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law's Sherlock Holmes 3 finds a new director; Deets Inside

After playing Iron Man aka Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr is all set to reprise yet another iconic role of his career. The actor is preparing to return to the big screen as Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes 3.
Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law's Sherlock Holmes 3 finds a new director; Deets InsideRobert Downey Jr & Jade Law's Sherlock Holmes 3 finds a new director; Deets Inside
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Now that Robert Downey Jr has kissed Iron Man goodbye in Avengers: Endgame, the actor will focus on other things on his plate. It has been revealed that the actor will be going under the skin of Doctor Dolittle for a new Dr. Dolittle movie. While he ventures into a new franchise, he hasn't forgotten another hit franchise just yet. While we know RDJ for portraying the role of Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he also stands synonym to Sherlock Holmes on the big screen. The actor turned into the British detective for the movie adaptation. 

The actor had Captain Marvel star Jude Law play his on-screen sidekick, Professor Watson. While there were reports that Sherlock Holmes 3 is most likely happening, the makers have hit the ignition button on this project after the roped in the director. A Variety report has now confirmed that Warner Bros has handed over the project to director Dexter Fletcher. The filmmaker is best known for his work in Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody. It would be interesting to see how the director pumps life back into Sherlock Holmes almost a decade. 

With Avengers behind him, Downey can focus on Sherlock in the third movie for the franchise. While the actor is set to return for the detective role, Jude Law is also expected to make a return as Professor Watson. Chris Brancato is writing the script whereas Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are seated on the producers' table. While it was originally planned that Sherlock Holmes 3 was set to debut in theatres for Christmas 2020, the makers pushed back the release date to December 21, 2021.

Are you excited about Robert Downey Jr returning as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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