After 7 long years - years peppered with many a Tony Stark appearance - fans of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, as Robert Downey, Jr. portrayed him, will wait no longer. Well, wait a little longer, but not 7 more years. Only 2! Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures announced the film on Monday, with a release date set for December 25, 2020. The film will stare Robert Downey, Jr. alongside Jude Law as the incomparable Dumble- I mean, Watson.
And Warner Bros. has to be happy about that. Snagging him away, for the time being at least.
Not much is known other than a writer, Chris Brancato; even Guy Ritchie has not been confirmed as director. But all that matters to fans is that it is in fact happening. Unless Warner Bros. pulls something like what Disney did for Tron 3. I'm still salty.
Hopefully the official announcement will be followed by more official news, in the form of supporting cast (will Jared Harris' Moriarty make a return?), director, and a filming date, but for now, we'll just keep listening to Hans Zimmer's discombobulating score.