Sherlock Holmes 3 Release Date Confirmed for 2020

Joann Johnston
May 8, 2018

Robert Downey Jr. has been talking about a threequel in the press and the project is bound to happen with Jude Law also returning.

Almost seven years after "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" hit theaters, Warner Bros. Combined, the first two films grossed north of $1 billion.

After almost a decade between installments, Warner Bros' Sherlock Holmes franchise will continue. Narcos co-creator and Hannibal executive producer Chris Brancato will write the screenplay; no director is attached.

Sherlock Holmes 3 is now in the works, and the studio is targeting a holiday 2020 release date.

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The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, and Rachel McAdams.

The late 2020 release date for Sherlock Holmes 3 likely confirms early estimates that production on the film will begin at the end of this year, though no official details have yet been announced. The duo has already portrayed the respective characters in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) to critical acclaim.

While the previous two films also released to December dates with much success, December 2020 pegs this movie to be released at a similar time to James Cameron's second Avatar movie.

The greatest detective in the world and his trusted companion are all set to return to tackle another grand mystery in the untitled installment, presently dubbed Sherlock Holmes 3. James Cameron's long-awaited Avatar sequel is scheduled to open on December 18, followed by Sing 2 on Christmas Day.

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