Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes 3 Isn't Dead, Star 'Has Things in the Works'

Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes 3 Isn't Dead, Star 'Has Things in the Works'
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There’s still hope for Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s long-awaited on-screen reunion.

Robert Downey Jr. might have become one of the most prominent Hollywood stars thanks to his portrayal of Iron Man in the MCU, but he has a plethora of other roles. Apart from the actor’s most ground-breaking performances like that in Oppenheimer, he also starred in spectacular and highly entertaining action flicks like his Sherlock Holmes series — that unfortunately died off after just two movies.

Or did it?

Downey Jr. Hasn’t Given Up on Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr’s version of Sherlock Holmes might just be as unorthodox as they come, but it’s definitely a fan favorite. The sheer fun factor of those movies and their overall quality endeared viewers to them, and it came as a tough blow to many when the Sherlock Holmes films were dropped. However, if the studio gave up its Victorian London dream, it doesn’t mean that the star actor himself did, too!

“It's still very much alive in our hearts. <...> Because anytime I see Robert and Jude together, which fortunately, I do get to see a few times a year, we hang out, and I'm just like, ‘Can I get these guys back on screen together?’ It's magic,” the actor’s wife Susan Downey shared with Screen Rant.

So, there’s definitely a desire to keep the franchise going; but is there an opportunity?

Sherlock Holmes 3 Needs a Strong Story

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According to Susan Downey, her husband — and, presumably, Jude Law, too — would like to bring their version of Sherlock Holmes back. But they can’t just plop together a bunch of deadpan jokes and Victorian dresses and call it a day, and they know it. If Sherlock Holmes 3 was to happen, it would need a strong story to drive it.

“Every day we talk about, ‘What is the best next version of [our Sherlock Holmes story]?’ <...> [But] there needs to be a really strong reason, it needs to be a great story, and we do have some things in the works,” Susan Downey explained.

Don’t know about you, but we specifically like the part where they “have some things in the works.” While it’s not an official update by any means, it’s a glimmer of hope that some day, we’ll see Downey Jr. and Jude Law fight crime together once again.

Source: Screen Rant