Sherlock Holmes 3 won’t be on the case for Christmas next year after all. Warner Bros said tonight that the threequel starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law has been pushed to December 22, 2021, with its former Christmas Day 2020 slot going to an untitled WB event film, per the studio.
Warners didn’t offer any further clues, but that 2021 holiday slot had been slated for an untitled WB animated film. Meanwhile, Christmas 2021 will mark a full decade since the release of the second film in the series, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
On its new date, the latest pic in the franchise based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will face a host of potentially heavy hitters: Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 4, Universal’s Broadway adaptation Wicked and an untitled Disney live-action movie.
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That date also will be the second weekend for Fox’s Avatar 3.
As for the Christmas 2020 date, the Warner “event film” will tune up against Universal toon sequel Sing 2.
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