“Sherlock Holmes 3” Moved Back by a Year

Sherlock Holmes’ fans will have to wait an additional year for the third installment of the franchise.

Warner Bros. has announced that the threequel starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law has been moved back a whole year. The originally set to hit theaters Christmas Day 2020 feature now has a December 21, 2021 release date.

According to Variety, the now vacant slot is going to an untitled WB event film. 

Sherlock Holmes 3 follows 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The franchise debuted with Sherlock Holmes in 2009. The two films, which had a production budget of $215 million, hauled a combined $1 billion at the global box office, which has proved the franchise to be hugely popular.

Downey and Law are set to reprise their roles as the titular detective and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, respectively. Chris Brancato penned the script. Susan Downey, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram are producing. No director has been attached to the project.