‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ is Now in the Hands of ‘Rocketman’ Director Dexter Fletcher

/Film | 7/11/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Guy Ritchie gave new life to Sherlock Holmes with two films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the mystery solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. But the third installment will be in the hands of someone else.

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has been hired to helm Sherlock Holmes 3, which is slated for release in December 2021, 10 years after Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hit theaters.

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Variety has word on Dexter Fletcher stepping up as Sherlock Holmes 3 director, though it’s not clear why Guy Ritchie opted not to come back. But even without Ritchie, the film will still have Robert Downey Jr. back in the lead role. Jude Law is expected to return as well, but it sounds like his deal hasn’t been finalized yet. It’s unclear whether Rachel McAdams will return as as Irene Adler.

Dexter Fletcher is an exciting choice for a franchise that had started to feel a little stale in its sequel. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t pack the same calculated punch as the first film. Fletcher proved he has style with Rocketman, and he also has a dry British sensibility that is perfect for the comedy at the center of this franchise.

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It remains to be seen what Sherlock Holmes 3 will be about, but the script will be written by Chris Brancato. Will the movie pick up shortly after the events of the last...
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