Warner Bros. has just made it official that they’re releasing Sherlock Holmes 3 on Dec. 25, 2020.
Robert Downey Jr. has been talking about a threequel in the press and the project is bound to happen with Jude Law also returning. No word yet on whether Guy Ritchie is set to return as director.
Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is credited as screenwriter with Joel Silver, Susan Downey and Lionel Wigram returning as producers. Village Roadshow is also returning as co-producer.
Interestingly enough, Sherlock Holmes 3 is scheduled to arrive days after the Dec. 18 opening of Avatar 2. The first Sherlock Holmes proved tough following in the wake of the first Avatar during the 2009 holiday season, opening also on Christmas and ultimately making $209M stateside to the James Cameron pic’s $749.7M (it’s original stateside gross). Through two titles the Sherlock Holmes franchise counts $1.07 billion at the WW box office.
Also opening on Dec. 25 that year is Illumination/Universal’s Sing 2 as well as an untitled Disney live action film on Dec. 23.