Robert Downey Jr. He has taken it easy to revive his career after the tremendous failure of ‘The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle’. This summer we will be able to see him in the highly anticipated ‘oppenheimer’ and he has several projects on his agenda, but among them there is one that shines with its own light: ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’.
The actor already indicated in a statement made in 2020 that he wanted to take advantage of the third installment to turn ‘Sherlock Holmes’ into a Marvel-style franchise, making it clear that it was a priority project for him. However, the film had been in development for many years when that happened and the last stone that had been found on the road was the paralysis of the audiovisual sector due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Too busy a schedule
the filmmaker Dexter Fletcher revealed last year that the material they were working on was “fantastic” and “should be made“, but ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ has been left behind as far as Downey Jr. is concerned, as Marvel’s unforgettable Iron Man accumulates other projects, which makes us suspect that this film may never be made.
For example, Downey Jr. has been shooting this year ‘The Sympathizer’, an A24 television series for HBO in which filmmakers such as Park Chan-wook and Fernando Meirellesplans to collaborate again with Shane Black in the film Play Dirty and also accompany Robert Pattinson and Amy Adams in front of the new work of adam mckay after the success of ‘Don’t look up’. And let’s not forget that his name was recently associated with a remake of ‘Vertigo’ what will he write Steven Knightcreator ‘Peaky Blinders’.
It seems clear that ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ has lost interest for Downey Jr., because the actor’s involvement will also go far beyond giving life to the great protagonist of the show. Guy Ritchiedirector of the first two installments, recently clarified the following about the current state of the project:
I left it to Robert Downey Jr., he wanted to be in charge of this. The ball is in his court, so he takes care of the script and everything. I have stayed away until the time comes to get involved.
A lot of cloth to cut so that his attention can be focused on many other projects, to which we must add that ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ was released 12 years ago. It’s okay that late sequels have been a lot lately, but It seems that the ship has already set sail for this third installment and there is no one on board. And besides, the actor just turns 58 today, he is not there to postpone a role that he requires so much physically …
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