Sherlock Holmes 3 will happen!

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Fans have finally been given an update on Sherlock Holmes 3 after months of waiting for news about the next film in the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes series.

According to Variety, director Dexter Fletcher, famous for his involvements in Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, will take the reins of the franchise from Guy Ritchie for the third film.

Warner Bros confirmed last year that Robert Downy Jr. would be back as Sherlock Holmes and reprising the role of Dr. Watson is Jude Law. However, the studio did not reveal whether Ritchie would be returning after directing the first two films.

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Now that Avengers: Endgame is already finished and Robert Downey Jr. has done his part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he can now focus his attention back to Sherlock and his reboot of Doctor Dolittle as well.

According to Digital Spy, the franchise kicked off in 2009 with Sherlock Holmes and the last film in the series, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released in December 2011 and gained an impressive $545.4 million at the worldwide box office.

Sherlock Holmes 3 is set to be released in December 22, 2021.