Is Robert Downey Jr. Ready For Sherlock Holmes 3?

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Whilst modern-cinema goers will forever see Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron-Man within the MCU, RDJ also spent some of the past decade as the ‘World’s Greatest Detective’.

For two glorious outings, RDJ brought his talents to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle alongside Jude Law, bringing the neo-noir crime-thriller that has thrilled audiences for generations back to the big screen.

And whilst RDJ’s run as Tony Stark has, undoubtedly, taken a lot of his time recently, he’s always been insistent on going for a third outing as Mr Holmes.

Now, after some years of delays, Robert Downey Jr has spoken about the potential revival of the series.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about some upcoming projects he’s involved in, including his role in The Voyage of Doctor DoolittlePerry Mason, and the prospect of Sherlock Holmes 3;

“First of all the missus is front and center with Joe Roth producing Doolittle. I’m having a good time, though I decided to give myself, like, 40 additional challenges, like a Welsh accent – which even Welsh people say is hard to do.

Then there’s all this stuff down the pike. We’re looking at another Sherlock Holmes, we’re developing Perry Mason for HBO.”

The last update that we had on a potential Sherlock Holmes 3 was that Warner Bros. had brought in Nicole Perlman (of Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Dworet-Robertson (from Captain Marvel), Gary Whitta (Rogue One alumni), Baywatch‘s Justin Malen, and Kieran Fitzgerald (who worked on Wormwood) to handle the screenplay…but that was back in 2016. Since then, RDJ’s own production company, Team Downey, parted ways with Warner Bros.

So, whilst Robert Downey Jr may be keen to get on with a Sherlock Holmes 3, he’s certainly got a lot of things in the way first, least of all not having a firm distribution company partner attached.

Still, Sherlock Holmes 3 reportedly still has RDJ, Jude Law, and director Guy Ritchie on-board, so there’s some solace for fans.

-James, 12/03/2018

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