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'Sherlock Holmes 3' gets a new director, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law to reprise roles

Photo from previous Sherlock Holmes. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2019, 07.41 PM (IST)

Fans will agree that Sherlock Holmes, ever since it got its well-deserved screen adaptation has been quite a hit. Now that Robert Downey Junior is done with the character of Iron Man of Avengers, he can focus on other things like the famous detective movie franchise. 

According to the latest reports, RDJ will next be seen in Sherlock Holmes 3 with his professor friend Jude Law as they have a new director to pump back life in the sequel. 

A Variety report confirmed that Warner Bros. has handed over the project to director Dexter Fletcher. Dexter is best known for his work in biopics ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. 

If everything goes as planned, RDJ will reprise his detective role and Jude will reprise his on-screen sidekick, Professor Watson. 

Chris Brancato is writing the script whereas Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing. 

The film also has a new release date as it has been pushed to December 21, 2021, instead of the original Christmas 2020. 

Apart from this, Robert Downey Jr will be going under the skin of Doctor Dolittle for a new Dr Dolittle movie.