“The ball’s in..” – Guy Ritchie Makes a Major Revelation About the Third Installment of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Featuring Robert Downey Jr

“The ball’s in..” – Guy Ritchie Makes a Major Revelation About the Third Installment of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Featuring Robert Downey Jr

Guy Ritchie brought Sherlock Holmes to the modern world through the big screens back in 2009. With mysterious, periodic sets and Robert Downey Jr’s appeal, it ended up becoming an instant fan favorite amongst mystery lovers. The massive box office success paved the way for a sequel titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. But more than a decade later, there is a wait and hope for Sherlock Holmes 3 that refuses to give up.

While plans about making the third installment have been in discussion for the past few years, there has been no movie yet. The director has now explained the reason behind the wait, and the fate of the detective’s on-screen presence.

Guy Ritchie reveals the fate of the third part of Robert Downey Jr. starred Sherlock Holmes

There has been a long buzz over the making of Sherlock Holmes 3, but no developments have taken place regarding the same. Speaking to Collider, director Guy Ritchie revealed how Robert Downey Jr will decide the fate of the movie.The ball’s in his court, so he’s in charge of the script, he’s in charge of the whole thing,” the director revealed. Ritchie will step in only when required and has left the responsibility to the actor to decide on things.

The move was initially scheduled to release in 2020. However, like most Hollywood projects, things got disrupted due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and the project began fizzling out. They then roped in Dexter Fletcher to be the movie director after his success with Bohemian Rhapsody. Notably, the speculations regarding the third installment began in 2016 itself, but with 2023 beginning, there are still no confirmations.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law last appeared for the project in 2011 and are expected to reprise their roles for the next chapter as well. Here is a look at how their initial plot began, and the news that was leaked regarding the next idea.

How Sherlock Holmes 3 plot leak shows a difference from the original part

The first part showed the detective and the Dr. fighting to prevent evils that plan to control Britain with supernatural forces. Meanwhile, the second part took them on a journey to Britain to deal with the main antagonist, Professor Moriarty.

There have been several unconfirmed leaks of part 3, including the addition of a journalist named Sidney Bloom. The villain for this part was to be showcased as an American politician with his plans for a major criminal conspiracy. However, it will be seen if the Iron Man actor gives any confirmations for the movie anytime soon.

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