Guy Ritchie’s first Sherlock Holmes film released in 2009 and this was swiftly followed by a sequel in 2011 titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Warner Bros has announced that the third instalment of the franchise will release in 2020.

According to the studio, Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective alongside Jude Law as his counterpart Watson.

For quite some, there was not much noise about a third part to the Sherlock until Downey Jr revealed during an interview with an Entertainment publication. He said:

“First of all the missus is front and centre with Joe Roth producing Doolittle. I’m having a good time, though I decided to give myself, like, 40 additional challenges, like a Welsh accent — which even Welsh people say is hard to do. Then there’s all this stuff down the pike. We’re looking at another Sherlock Holmes, we’re developing Perry Mason for HBO. I still want to do Pinocchio.”

Both of the Sherlock films had a clean balance of comedy, thrill and action. In the first film, we saw found Sherlock and John battle the noble serial killer Lord Henry Blackwood.

While in the sequel, Professor James Moriarty (played by Jared Harris) was Sherlock’s archvillain.

Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character ever and has seen various adaptations over the years. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in the BBC series titled Sherlock, and it has proceeded to be a big success.

A director is yet to be announced for Sherlock Holmes 3, however. The film is reportedly scheduled for a Christmas 2020 release.