Robert Downey Jr and actor Jude Law will be soon reuniting for the threequel to 2009’s Sherlock Holmes hit film, but perhaps a little later than expected.

Sherlock Holmes 3: Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law to Return

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law set to return in Sherlock Holmes 3
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law

Sherlock Holmes 3 will be the third film in the detective franchise has been dated for December 22, 2021, as announced by Warner Bros.

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Sherlock Holmes 3 was earlier set for a release on Christmas Day next year in 2020, almost a decade after the first two instalments released: Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. While the film has no director to it, it seems like Robert Downey Jr. will return to reprise the role of Sherlock, while Law will play his sidekick Watson.

We don’t know if the director of the first two films Guy Ritchie will return to helm the film. If the studio plans to stick into the new date for Sherlock Holmes 3, it will have been more than around 10 years since the pair came on big screen.

Jude Law is excited!!!

Jude Law to return in Sherlock Holmes 3
Jude Law

Anyone familiar with Sherlock knows that nothing is by chance, and it seems like Warner Bros are taking a little chance with this, keeping in mind the first two films went on to make more than a billion dollars worldwide.

Last August Jude Law, who recently played a young Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise, spoke to EW about coming back to reprise the role of Doctor Watson after a long, long time between the sequels.

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“We hope to propel the story forward. As always, the essence of the story is their codependency.

We’re going to examine — since it’s been several years since we’ve seen them — we’re going to play up the fact that they haven’t seen each other for a long time either.”

Both Law and Downey have been busy reprising their roles in the MCU, with Law playing Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, alongside Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. While on the other hand, Downey plays Tony Stark in MCU and was busy with the shoots for Avengers: Endgame, which may be the last Marvel film he appears in.

Sherlock Holmes 3: Release Date

It’s unknown if he’ll be bringing similar darkness to the Sherlock franchise remains to be seen.

Sherlock Holmes 3 will open after five of James Cameron’s Avatar 3 and Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 4, as reported by Variety.

Can’t wait for Sherlock Holmes 3!

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