By Creative Media TimesIts been seven years since we last saw Robert Downey Jr. play Sherlock Holmes, and it looks like we are finally getting a sequel.
Warner Bros. has announced that a third installment to the hugely successful period action mystery film is set to be released on Chrisetmas Day, 2020 with both Downey as the titular British detective and Jude Law as Holmes’ assistant returning.
No director is currently attached to the film but “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (2011) were both helmed by Guy Ritchie.
This release date currently pits the film in a very crowded holiday season that year, with James Cameron’s “Avatar 2” currently scheduled to debut on Dec. 18, 2020 and Universal Pictures’ animated musical sequel “Sing 2” set on Christmas Day.
But competition of Avatar didn’t seem to bother the original film’s release date, which was also on Christmas Day in 2009, a week after Cameron’s original boxoffice behemoth. Sherlock Holmes eventually grossed $209 million in the US.
Based on the character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the film franchise has grossed more than $1 billion at the boxoffice.