The new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law won’t be out on time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third chapter was previously expected to hit theatres on Christmas Day 2020, but now it’s coming to cinemas on December 22, 2021.
No reasoning for the delay was provided.
In the film, Downey Jr. returns to play the famous fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes, with Law reprising his role as the sidekick Dr. Watson. Chris Brancato (Narcos, Hannibal) wrote the script, while Guy Ritchie—who directed the first two Sherlock Holmes films—is rumoured to return for the third.
The first one, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, premiered in 2011 and made more than $545 million at the global box office. The second one, simply titled Sherlock Holmes, came out in 2009 and made $524 million worldwide.
Another movie based on the detective and his sidekick, Holmes and Watson, was released in 2018 starring Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly. It was bashed by critics, and it made only $40 million against a reported production budget of $42 million.