After the success of the first two Sherlock Holmes movies, there was always going to be a possibility of there being a Sherlock Holmes 3. Now, producer Dan Lin has given an update on Sherlock Holmes 3, claiming that they are waiting for Robert Downey Jr. to finish with Iron Man 3 and for the script to be complete.
During an interview with Collider, Lin explained, “It’s still in development. Drew Pearce is working on the script and Downey, as you know, is still finishing Iron Man 3 so we’re waiting for Downey to finish that movie and to get a script from Drew. It is a high priority for the studio and all for the filmmakers involved… We want to make the right movie.”
He added, “We got a great response to the second movie and frankly the Moriarty character sets such a high bar that we want to make sure we’re telling the right story for the third movie. I don’t want to go into details about [characters returning], I just want to say that there will be some new locations, new settings for the third movie. Just like Sherlock for the second movie took us in a new location; the third movie will take us to a new location as well.”
As well as Robert Downey Jr., the Sherlock Holmes movies also star Jude Law. The first Shelock Holmes movie managed to rake in an impressive $518m at the worldwide box office, while Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows grossed $535m worldwide.