Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’

After being rumored for ages, Sherlock Holmes 3 is finally moving forward as it’s been confirmed that Dexter Fletcher will be directing the third installment in the Sherlock Holmes series.

Dexter Fletcher, who recently directed Rocketman, will be taking over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, who directed the original film in 2009 and the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, in 2011. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will be reprising their roles as Holmes and Watson respectively. The film was originally supposed to open on Christmas Day 2020, but the release date has since been pushed back to December 21, 2021.

Chris Brancato is currently writing the script for Sherlock Holmes 3, which is expected to be released on December 21, 2021.