What is the Sherlock Holmes 3 release date? The game is afoot, dear reader, and we’ve got to solve the most fiendish case of our career – the mystery of the Sherlock Holmes 3 release date. It’s been more than a decade since we last saw Holmes and Watson (Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law), and we’ve been patiently waiting for news of their return.
The last thriller movie saw Holmes tackle his most terrifying case so far when he went up against the Napoleon of Crime, Doctor James Moriarty, a cunning foe who was Sherlock’s intellectual equal. As sharp a foe as Moriarty was, though, he was no match for the combined efforts of Holmes and Watson, who managed to outsmart the not-so-good doctor by chucking him off a waterfall.
Still, the film ended on a cliff-hanger, and we want to know what happens next. Over the years, there have been whispers, murmurs, and even an official announcement or two, but we’re still waiting. So we’ve decided to do our own investigation and get to the bottom of the Sherlock Holmes 3 release date.
Sherlock Holmes 3 release date speculation
As of May 2023, we don’t know the Sherlock Holmes 3 release date, but we know that the film is in development, and Robert Downy Jr recently said the film was a priority for him.
The third Sherlock Holmes movie was announced soon after the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, more than a decade ago, all the way back in 2011.
Since then, we’ve heard bits and bobs about the film, but development has been slow. Still, we know that Warners has big plans for the franchise, with Downey Jr and his wife reportedly working on not just a sequel film but also spin-off TV series for HBO Max as well. So with that in mind, we’re confident it won’t be long until we hear more about the film.
Who’s in the Sherlock Holmes 3 cast?
It was previously announced that Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law would both reprise their roles of Sherlock and Watson, respectively. The likely Sherlock Holmes 3 cast will include:
- Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes
- Jude Law as Doctor John Watson
What is the Sherlock Holmes 3 plot?
We imagine then that the third Sherlock Holmes movie will pick up where the second left off, with Watson thinking the great detective is dead.
Presumably, Watson then will learn the reports of Sherlock’s demise were exaggerated, and the pair will get back to fighting crime.
It’s difficult to say what crime they’ll be solving in the detective movie, though. If we were to speculate, we imagine they’ll pick up on the running theme of the bad guys trying to instigate the start of WW1, but even that is just a guess.
Is there a Sherlock Holmes 3 trailer?
Unsurprisingly, there’s no Sherlock Holmes 3 trailer as of yet.
When it happens, you’ll be the first to know. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2 above.
While we wait for news on Sherlock Holmes 3, why not check out our guide to True Detective season 4 or Perry Mason season 2 for more detective fun. We also have a guide breaking down the best new movies 2023 has to offer. Or, broaden your horizons with our guide to the best movies of all time.