The highly-anticipated sequel is finally coming on December next year.
Sherlock Holmes is finally returning, a decade after the release of the second installment in the film series.
There have been talks about Sherlock Holmes 3 since January 2012, barely a month since the second film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, hit the theaters.
However, with the busy schedule of its lead stars, delays were inevitable.
The good news is that the wait is finally over (almost, and we're crossing our fingers).
Here's everything we know so far about Sherlock Holmes 3.
The third installment of the period mystery action film was supposed to hit the theaters in Christmas this year, but Warner Brothers pushed back the film's release date to a whole year.
At that time, Warner Bros did not provide any explanation behind the delay, but it soon turned out to be a good move as the Coronavirus pandemic started a global lockdown in March.
Sherlock Holmes 3 currently has December 22, 2021, theatrical release date, but who knows if this could still change due to the pandemic.
"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," director Dexter Fletcher, who is taking over from Ritchie said during Celebrity Catch Up Podcast.
There would be no Sherlock Holmes films without the tandem of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. Hence, we know for sure that they are returning to reprise their roles.
As for Kelly Reilly, we are still waiting for confirmation if she will be returning for her role as Watson's wife, Mary.
Although there are still no official announcements, there are theories that Jared Harris, who plays Holmes' nemesis in the second film, might also return. We will explain this further below.
We are expecting to get additional casting details for the film in the upcoming months.
If you think the film series could not get any better, well, think again. Downey revealed that they want the third film to be ' the best of the series.
.'"We want it to be the best of the series, so that's a pretty tall order," Downey said during a Q and A session on Reddit.
The first two films set the bar so high for the next installment in the film series. With several box office records and accolades, it is exciting to see how the third film will surpass the legacy of the first and second Sherlock Holmes films.
In terms of storyline, the first film saw Holmes and Watson fighting Lord Henry Blackwood (Mark Strong), while the second film introduced us to Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) as the new nemesis.
Moriarty was presumed dead after battling Holmes in season 2. However, Holmes was supposed to have died after the fight too, but instead, he shows up in Watson's office, faking his death.
Holmes' survival leads us to believe that there could be a chance for Moriarty to return for the threequel as well.
Of course, this remains a theory for now. What's certain is that the story will pick up from where Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows left. Holmes will be back, ready to save the world from the hands of evil villains, with Dr. Watson by his side.
"We hope to propel the story forward. As always, the essence of the story is their codependency," Law told EW.
We will have to wait for a few months more before we could finally see the official trailer for Sherlock Holmes 3.
We will update this page once we get the official trailer for Sherlock Holmes 3. For now, here's a trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2.