‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Hires ‘Rocketman’ Helmer Dexter Fletcher to Direct

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According to Variety “Rocketman” and “Eddie the Eagle” filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has come on board to direct the third “Sherlock Holmes” film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Fletcher takes over from Guy Ritchie who helmed the previous two installments in 2009 and 2011. Both previous films grossed just over $520 million globally and the first scored strong critical notices.

 

Warner Bros. Pictures had always planned on making a third film, but Downey’s MCU commitments prevented any new filming. Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing the new installment which opens December 21st 2021.