The previous two films in the franchise, Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, were directed by Guy Ritchie. Advertising
Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing. The third installment in the mystery series is expected to hit theatres on December 21, 2021. The film will be a co-production between WB and Village Roadshow. Jude Law is also expected to return as Professor Watson. According to Variety, Warner Bros has been planning to make a third film, but things could not work out due to Downey’s busy schedule as Iron Man/Tony Stark.