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Things We Saw Today: Are We Ever Getting That Sherlock Holmes 3?

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes

Are we ever going to get Sherlock Holmes 3? Why does this feel like a targeted attack on me and my heart? Dexter Fletcher, who directed Rocketman and is set to direct the third installment in the Robert Downey Jr. and Jude law franchise, recently went on the podcast Celebrity Catch Up and shared that Sherlock Holmes 3 is basically on the backburner right now.

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Fletcher stated that “Sherlock’s hit its own issues on and off. That’s sort of sitting on the back burner at the moment until it becomes clear where the world is at and what’s going to happen,” and went on to cite things that make filming hard during the pandemic, like crowd scenes and love scenes. (Gonna imagine that’s a Sherlock Holmes-based loved scene as WELL as Dexter Fletcher’s other film The Saint, which is a remake of the Roger Moore film of the same name starring Chris Pine.)

But, it honestly makes sense that the film is delayed again until who knows when. Sure, some sets have begun work once more and are trying to be safe, but even then, there are still hiccups. The Batman was shut down not long ago because star Robert Pattinson tested positive. So, a part of me respects the fact that both of these movies are on the back burner as everyone is waiting to see what happens with the world.

But then the part of me that loves Sherlock Holmes, RDJ, and Chris Pine is screaming that this isn’t fair to me, personally. So everyone, please, if you haven’t been taking this virus seriously (WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOT TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY?!!?), start wearing masks and doing the right thing—for yourself, for others, and for my sanity. I need these movies.

(via Collider, image: Warner Bros.)

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