“Sherlock Holmes 3” Moved Back by a Year

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes"

Sherlock Holmes 3 will not bow in theaters in 2020. 

Warner Bros. has confirmed that fans will have to wait another year for the third installment of the hugely successful franchise. 

Originally set to hit theaters Christmas Day 2020, the threequel that has been pushed back a whole year now has a December 21, 2021 release date. According to the Studio, the now vacant slot is going to an untitled WB event film. 

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are set to reprise their roles as the titular detective and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, respectively. 

Chris Brancato wrote the script. Susan Downey, Joel Silver, and Lionel Wigram are producing. No director has been attached to the project.

Sherlock Holmes 3 follows 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The franchise debuted with Sherlock Holmes in 2009. The two films hauled a combined whopping $1 billion at the global box office.