Jude Law Offers Update On SHERLOCK HOLMES 3

The actor, who plays Dr. John Watson in Warner Bros.' highly successful Sherlock Holmes film franchise, offers a brief update on the potential third installment in the series, saying that he and co-star Robert Downey Jr. still have "a lot of legs".

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By Paul Romano - 9/17/2012


Speaking with Collider at the Toronto Film Festival while promoting Anna Karenina, actor Jude Law offers an update on the status of Warner Bros.' third Sherlock Holmes film. Last year, the studio hired Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce to pen a third installment in the Guy Ritchie-directed series, but word on the threequel's progress has been rather quiet ever since. While not saying much, Law expresses his excitement for the potential third adventure of Holmes (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson.

“No I don’t [when filming begins] yet. I mean there’s certainly talk of it and I know there’s a script being played around with, but Downey’s a busy boy and I’m a busy boy so we’ll see. But we want to [do another one]. We’re a very happy team and we have a lot of fun and we also think there’s still a lot of legs in the duo.”

With last year's Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows grossing nearly $544 million at the worldwide box office (more than the first film), a third movie is pretty much inevitable. It's possible that we won't see this threequel for a couple years or so, since Law recently committed to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. As he said, he and Downey are mulling over several projects for the next few years. Do you want to see a Sherlock Holmes 3?









Source: Collider
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MovieMaster - 9/17/2012, 1:02 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are the only Sherlock and Watson for me.
jimpinto24 - 9/17/2012, 1:11 PM
I would like to see Sherlock Holmes 3.
Spartan - 9/17/2012, 1:15 PM
I was surprised how much I liked the first one.
Very well written and performed.
Downey made Sherlock his own in very crowded race of contenders.
Wish Hot Toys would offer the duo.
ComfortablyNumb - 9/17/2012, 1:18 PM
I'm looking forward to this. The first two were great.
GUNSMITH - 9/17/2012, 1:24 PM
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 9/17/2012, 1:24 PM
HELL YEAH BRING ON MORE SHERLOCK HOLMES FILMS!
TayDee - 9/17/2012, 1:25 PM
I can't stand these movies. Jude Law isn't all that bad but RDJ is just playing himself with an English accent. They need to to be on the same level as the Sherlock show
Sanderman - 9/17/2012, 1:31 PM
@taydee are we watching the same movie? if anything sherlock is the only movie where RDJ plays the complete opposite character that he does in other movies
defenderofthefaith - 9/17/2012, 1:32 PM
Of course we need another Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson thinks he is dead. They can't leave the series like that.
Mysterion - 9/17/2012, 1:34 PM
Im with the majority of you guys, I say bring it on...the two movies were great. I loved the ending the the last one.
PaulRom - 9/17/2012, 1:37 PM
These movies are a lot of fun, so I'm totally OK with another film. And what DefenderOfTheFaith said, Game Of Shadows had quite the cliffhanger ending.
soberchimera - 9/17/2012, 1:40 PM
For the third film I was thinking of having Arsene Lupin or Fantomas be the antagonist for the third film. Lupin is basically as popular as Holmes in France and they were created around the same time. However Lupin is more of a gentleman thief and won't kill, so I was thinking that Lupin is framed by Fantomas and he has to work together with Holmes to catch a common threat. Just an idea since he already faced Moriarty. Lupin and Holmes could have an intellectual rivalry going on as they differ on how best to catch Fantomas, The World's Greatest Detective teams up with the World's Greatest Thief. Jean Dujardin would be my pick for Lupin and maybe Vincent Cassel as Fantomas.

And call it Sherlock Holmes: Lord of Terror
TayDee - 9/17/2012, 1:41 PM
Sanderman - The only thing that differentiates the two is when he's analyzing the crime scene and the slo-mo fight scenes. Other than that, it feels like I'm just watching RDJ in a different era
ClarkFarley2012 - 9/17/2012, 1:43 PM
Sherlock Holmes 3....DO IT!!
joehen77 - 9/17/2012, 1:51 PM
It should be based on The Hound Of The Baskervilles. Best sherlock story ever!
Greengo - 9/17/2012, 1:51 PM
[frick] YEAH!! I want to see it.

It should be largely set in America this time.
joehen77 - 9/17/2012, 1:52 PM
And Watson has more of a main playing role in the story as well
Greengo - 9/17/2012, 1:52 PM
I've seen Game of Shadows probably 12-13 times. Never get tired of that movie.

The slow-mo running through the woods while trees were blowing up scene was so amazing... score and all.
TheSoulEater - 9/17/2012, 2:09 PM
GIMMY!!
marvel72 - 9/17/2012, 2:10 PM
didn't like the first two movie's not that intrested in seeing a third.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 9/17/2012, 2:12 PM
@ATastyBurger - Lucky Bastard
lokibane2012 - 9/17/2012, 2:20 PM
The only thing I don't like about this film series is the mystery. It sucks.

The rest is pretty good.
Zordan - 9/17/2012, 2:39 PM
i like tv show and movie version... there is us version now, watson is a woman?!?!?!
DrainBamage - 9/17/2012, 2:53 PM
I'd like to see a third. However, I do think it was a mistake to kill off Moriarty so soon in the franchise. Assuming of course that he didn't survive the fall as Sherlock did.
angus666 - 9/17/2012, 3:11 PM
Glad to hear it.
TheManWithBigEars - 9/17/2012, 3:24 PM
1st 1 was cool, 2nd was dead as shit; just no fun, pretentious, long winded n boring... It actually put me off this duo of Holmes n Watson...
beane2099 - 9/17/2012, 3:34 PM
The second one suffered from the over extended slo mo scenes. Other than that I loved em both. I think I almost like these movies for the villains more though.
Gerrit - 9/17/2012, 4:09 PM
Bring it. The first was great, the second even better and I want to see how they will top its scale.
manofmidgard - 9/17/2012, 4:13 PM
my gf wanted to see these movies and i reluctantly went. mostly since rjd was in em and because i liked iron man so much. i thought they were really good. allowing holmes to kick ass in the movies made it not bore the pants off of me like every other sherlock holmes movie. also the effects in game of shadows were amazing. my gf cannot wait for the third one and i'm looking forward to it too. beats the hell out of the other movie series she drags me to, which is filled with teen sparkly (wannabe) vampires that walk around in daylight, swim in running water, are visible in mirrors, and are vegetarians. yay for sherlock holmes!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/17/2012, 4:13 PM
Well, can't wait. I thought both movies were awesome (enjoyed them a lot!), although I have to agree with @beane2099. The second one did suffer from the extended slo-mo scenes. Thought it was unnecesary, really. But besides that, I enjoyed 'em. :)


An amazing actor, Robert Downey Jr. :)
Hellsboy - 9/17/2012, 4:14 PM
slow mo didnt bother me, but more dteective work dammit!the second one was action adventure not mystery
dancingmonkey08 - 9/17/2012, 4:16 PM
loved the two movies, cant wait for a third one

Colonel Moran has to be the villain, its the only route, now that the criminal mastermind Moriarty is gone, his servant is the perfect replacement. He may not be the intellectual equal to Holmes, but he is the most dangerous man alive now

I hope Robert does at least one more Sherlock Holmes, two more Avengers and an Iron Man 4, after 3, then he can retire
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/17/2012, 4:17 PM
Also, the fight sequences in both the Sherlock Holmes films? [FRICK]ING SWEET!! :)




Bad@$$. ;)
IIIAdamantiumIII - 9/17/2012, 4:43 PM
apparently his got his bald spot fixed
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/17/2012, 8:50 PM
I'm just waiting for that one specific user, the one who absolutely LOVES Micheal Bay's Transformers series, to come along and say how crap this movie is for being "another generic action" movie. :)
PopcornMode - 9/17/2012, 10:56 PM
I'd rather see another one of this made rather than those other franchises that should stop making sequels. RDJ and Jude Law are just fun to watch.
Jolt17 - 9/18/2012, 1:29 AM
I can go on and on about how the movies are not that loyal to the books, but I'd also be lying if I said I didn't enjoy 'em! Moreover, the ending of Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows directly allows the third movie to closely adapt The Adventure of the Empty House (Moran still on the run, Holmes turns out to be alive, et cetera), so I'm going to say I'm looking forward to this.
Jolt17 - 9/18/2012, 1:39 AM
The main problem of the first two movies as an adaptation is that they tried to be a lot bigger in scale...which worked, actually, but that also ultimately transformed the movies to be more action-adventure than mystery, yes.

That pretty much sums up my main complaint toward the franchise, although as an action movie franchise that is loosely based on my favorite classic tales, I can still accept and enjoy it alright.

However, with my previous statement, I think the chance for the third movie to delve deeper into the mystery aspect is wide open - I'm not getting my hopes way too high, though, but...here's hoping.
simplyjoshjames - 9/18/2012, 4:58 AM
I am going to assume that the people who keep saying that RDJ is just playing himself in a different era know him personally... Or else they sound pretty stupid! I think a third movie is a brilliant idea, Not only because of the cliffhanger and the end of GOS but there is so much more ground left to cover... I think it's pretty exciting. Supported by a good set of actors and a great production team... Yeah... Bring it on!!!
Rothwilder - 9/18/2012, 5:55 AM
@Drain

They probably didn't kill him. After all, RDJ survived.

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