Rocketman filmmaker to direct Sherlock Holmes 3

Dexter Fletcher to team up with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
Rocketman filmmaker to direct Sherlock Holmes 3

Dexter Fletcher is in talks to helm the third installment in Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes series.

Robert Downey Jr will return to reprise his role as Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law will again play his loyal sidekick, Dr. John Watson.

Fletcher would be taking over directing duties from Guy Ritchie, who has directed the first two films in the franchise, which grossed $524 million in 2009 and $545 million in 2011. Village Roadshow Pictures will return to produce Sherlock Holmes 3, along with Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin. Chris Brancato, best known for co-creating the Netflix series Narcos and its follow-up, Narcos: Mexico has penned the script.

His last directed Rocketman which has earned $175.2 million globally to date. 

The long-awaited third film was originally scheduled for a December 2020 release before being pushed to December 22, 2021.

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