A Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe? That is what Robert Downey Jr. is hoping to kick off together with his subsequent Sherlock Holmes film, Sherlock Holmes 3, at present slated for Christmas 2021. Enjoying Iron Man for a decade within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey Jr. has had loads of expertise seeing the advantages (and reaping the rewards) of interconnected storylines working throughout a number of films, and he now plans to use what he has learnt to Sherlock Holmes.
“At this level, we actually really feel that there’s not a mystery-verse constructed out wherever, and [Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur] Conan Doyle is the definitive voice in that enviornment, I believe, to this present day,” Downey Jr. informed Fast Company. “So to me, why do a 3rd [Sherlock Holmes] film when you’re not going to have the ability to spin off into some actual gems of range and different instances and parts?”
His spouse and producing companion Susan Downey added: “We predict there’s a chance to construct it out extra. Spin-off characters from a 3rd film, to see what is going on on within the tv panorama, to see what WarnerMedia is beginning to construct out, issues with HBO and HBO Max.”
This implies Downey Jr., together with Jude Legislation’s Dr. John Watson, will anchor the large display Sherlock Holmes films, which can introduce new characters that may then get their very own TV collection. The Sherlock Holmes movie collection is produced by Village Roadshow Photos that has a co-financing take care of Warner Bros. Photos. Warner Bros., HBO, and streaming service HBO Max are sister corporations below the WarnerMedia umbrella, in flip owned by telecom big AT&T.
Staff Downey — the manufacturing outfit owned by Susan and Robert — that can produce Sherlock Holmes Three is not the primary to think about this multi-media technique. Warner Bros. and HBO Max have already begun exploring this method with lots of the former’s blockbuster titles.
Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Dune has a spin-off referred to as Dune: The Sisterhood set at HBO Max. And there are two extra from the DC vault, in an untitled Gotham Metropolis Police Division drama set in the identical universe because the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman, and John Cena-starrer Peacemaker primarily based on the brand new character from James Gunn’s delicate reboot The Suicide Squad.
The primary two Sherlock Holmes movies made $1.07 billion (about Rs. 7,850 crores) on the field workplace, however Downey Jr.’s Holmes has been on ice since 2011. A 3rd entry was introduced in mid-2018 with a Christmas 2020 launch date, however was then pushed to Christmas 2021. Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher was employed in July final yr however there’s been little information since.
Sherlock Holmes Three will almost certainly get pushed to 2022, given Warner Bros. simply set The Matrix four for Christmas 2021.