Sherlock Holmes 3 Director Says Pandemic Derailed the Film
Published 2 weeks ago
The last time we got news on Sherlock Holmes 3, it was said that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher was going to be taking over the helm from Guy Ritchie, but one pandemic later, we have yet to get an update on the film.
As it turns out, it was exactly the pandemic that delayed the whole project. Talking to Collider, Fletcher confirms, ‘The pandemic derailed it.’ Though the project didn’t really manage to take off, Fletcher still revealed some optimism that it will get made. “I do think it will get made. I think it has to be made,” Fletcher says, “I don’t know what the timeline of that is, unfortunately, but I believe it should be. It’s fantastic. I think it’s about all the right people being at the right place, at the right time. I think it’s that.”
It’s so odd that he Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr. would take so long getting a third movie, seeing that the first two entries have been critical hits. Besides the Avengers films, Sherlock was Downey’s only other hit franchise. Does anyone else remember when he tried to launch a series of movies with himself as Doctor Dolittle?
When Fletcher was first announced for the film, it was said that Sherlock Holmes 3 was aiming for a release sometime in December 2021. We’re well past that time now, but I think now’s the right time to revisit a Sherlock movie. Heck, see if they can bring back Man from UNCLE while they’re at it.
No release date has been set for Sherlock Holmes 3.