Date: 12th July 2019

Dexter Fletcher to Direct 'Sherlock Holmes 3'.

Dexter Fletcher is attached to direct "Sherlock Holmes 3" at Warner Bros., with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two installments, starting with 2009's Sherlock Holmes and then 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes 3 was originally set to hit theaters in December 2020, but it was revealed earlier this year that the sequel will instead come out in December 2021.

The film will see Robert Downey Jr. reprising the role of the world’s greatest detective, with Jude Law also expected to return as Dr. John Watson. Chris Brancato is writing the script for the threequel, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are on board to produce.

The first Sherlock Holmes grossed $524 million back in 2009, with its follow-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows topping that two years later with $545 million. Warner Bros. has been actively looking to get a third instalment off the ground for several years now, although Downey’s commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe have prevented it from happening until this point.

Source: Press Release